Amendment 51: Establish Gray Snapper Status Determination Criteria and Modify Annual Catch Limits

Overview

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Description
This action would reduce the Gulf of Mexico gray snapper annual catch limit from 2.42 million pounds gutted weight to 2.24 million pounds
Fishing Type
Commercial, Recreational
Affected Species
Gray Snapper
Action Status
Final Rule
Effective
12/17/2020
Point of Contact
Peter Hood: peter.hood@noaa.gov; 727-824-5305

Summary

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.


Amendment

Amendment 51: Establish Gray Snapper Status Determination Criteria and Modify Annual Catch Limits

Bulletins

Final Rule Revises the Annual Catch Limit for Gray Snapper in the Gulf of Mexico

FB20-069: Gulf of Mexico Fishery Bulletin; For more information, contact: …
November 17, 2020 -

Request for Comments: Proposed Rule to Revise the Annual Catch Limit for Gray Snapper in the Gulf of Mexico

FB20-040: Gulf of Mexico Fishery Bulletin; For more information, contact:…
July 06, 2020 -

Request for Comments on an Amendment to Set Gulf of Mexico Gray Snapper Status Determination Criteria and Annual Catch Limits

FB20-016: Gulf of Mexico Fishery Bulletin; For more information, contact:…
February 28, 2020 -

Last updated by Southeast Regional Office on 11/17/2020

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