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
Action Status
Information Gathering
Issued
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Point of Contact
Peter Hood: peter.hood@noaa.gov; 727-824-5305
Affected Species
Gray Snapper

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

Last updated by Southeast Regional Office on 11/15/2019

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