Amendment 44: Minimum Stock Size Threshold Revision for Reef Fish Stocks with Existing Status Determination Criteria

Overview

Fishing Type
Commercial, Recreational
Action Status
Final Rule
Effective
12/28/2017
Point of Contact
Peter Hood, Peter.Hood@noaa.gov, 727-824-5305
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Summary

A stock is considered overfished when the population size is considered too low.  If this occurs, a rebuilding plan is needed.  For managed stocks, overfished thresholds (also known as minimum stock size thresholds) are established so that if the population size falls below the threshold, then the population is considered overfished.  Amendment 44 would revise the overfished threshold for seven stocks in the Gulf reef fish fishery management unit (gag, red grouper, red snapper, vermilion snapper, gray triggerfish, greater amberjack, and hogfish) that have existing overfished definitions.


Amendment

Amendment 44: Minimum Stock Size Threshold Revision for Reef Fish Stocks with Existing Status Determination Criteria (link to NOAA institutional repository when available)

Bulletins

Request for Comments: Notice of Availability on Revised Gulf of Mexico Reef Fish Minimum Stock Size Thresholds

FB17-051 Gulf of Mexico Fishery Bulletin; For More Information, Contact: Peter Hood,  (727) 824-5305, Peter.Hood@NOAA.gov
September 25, 2017 -

Last updated by Southeast Regional Office on 04/09/2019