Amendment 51: Establish Gray Snapper Status Determination Criteria and Modify Annual Catch Limits
Gray snapper is a federally managed species caught in the Gulf of Mexico. The species is targeted inshore and offshore on natural and artificial reefs. Amendment 51 would establish overfished and overfishing definitions for the Gulf of Mexico gray snapper stock as well as proxies for the maximum sustainable yield and optimum yield. The action would also modify the gray snapper annual catch limit consistent with a recent stock assessment.