Closure of Commercial Blacktip Shark in the Eastern Gulf of Mexico Sub-Region

Overview

Fishing Type
Commercial
Affected Species
Action Status
Temporary Rule
Effective
November 25–December 31, 2018
Point of Contact
Lauren Latchford or Karyl Brewster-Geisz, 301-427-8503 (phone) or 301-713-1917 (fax)

Summary

The commercial fishery for blacktip sharks in the eastern Gulf of Mexico sub-region is closed effective 11:30 p.m. local time on November 25, 2018. This action is necessary because, as of reports received by November 16, 2018, the commercial landings of blacktip sharks in the eastern Gulf of Mexico sub-region for the 2018 fishing season have reached 97 percent of the available commercial quota. 

This closure will affect anyone commercially fishing for blacktip sharks in the eastern Gulf of Mexico sub-region.

Federal Register

Last updated on 04/18/2019