Emergency Rule to Modify the Gulf of Mexico Red Grouper Annual Catch Limit

Overview

Description
This temporary rule would reduce the Gulf red grouper commercial and recreational annual catch limits and associated annual catch targets.
Fishing Type
Commercial, Recreational
Affected Species
Action Status
Final Rule
Effective
05/17/2019
Point of Contact
Peter Hood, Peter.Hood@noaa.gov, 727-824-5305

Summary

This temporary rule would reduce the Gulf red grouper commercial and recreational annual catch limits and associated annual catch targets to provide increased protections to the stock. The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council requested commercial and recreational annual catch limits be reduced to a level equal to the combined 2017 commercial and recreational landings based on information indicating the red grouper population may not be large enough to sustain current harvest levels.


Environmental Assessment 

Modification of Gulf of Mexico Red Grouper Annual Catch Limit Environmental Assessment (PDF 106 pages)

Federal Register

Bulletins

Final Temporary Rule to Reduce Gulf of Mexico Red Grouper Catch Levels

FB19-026 Gulf of Mexico Fishery Bulletin, For more information, Contact; Peter Hood, 727-824-5305, Peter.Hood@noaa.gov
May 17, 2019 -

Request for Comments: Proposed Temporary Rule to Reduce Red Grouper Catch Levels

FB19-012 Gulf of Mexico Fishery Bulletin; For more information, contact Peter Hood, 727-824-5305, peter.hood@noaa.gov
March 05, 2019 -

Last updated by Southeast Regional Office on 10/01/2019