Framework Action: Greater Amberjack Commercial Trip Limits

Overview

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Greater Amberjack Illustration -(c) Diane Peebles

Fishing Type
Commercial
Affected Species
Action Status
Information Gathering
Issued
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Point of Contact
Kelli O'Donnell, 727-824-5305, Kelli.ODonnell@noaa.gov

Summary

This framework and rule would reduce the Gulf of Mexico (Gulf) greater amberjack commercial trip limit from 1,500 lbs gutted weight (gw) to 1,000 lbs gw with a step-down to 250 lbs gw when 75 percent of the quota has been landed.  The need for this action is to extend the Gulf greater amberjack commercial fishing season by constraining the harvest rate while continuing to prevent overfishing and rebuild the stock.  The Framework Action was approved by the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council at its June 2019 meeting.    


Amendment

Framework Amendment: Modifications to Gulf of Mexico Greater Amberjack Commercial Trip Limits

Last updated by Southeast Regional Office on 07/31/2019