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Framework Action to Implement Modification of the Gulf of Mexico Lane Snapper Catch Limits and Accountability Measures


Fishing Type
Commercial, Recreational
Affected Species
Lane Snapper
Action Status
Proposed Rule
Point of Contact
Daniel Luers:; 727-824-5305


The Framework Action and proposed rule would increase the Gulf lane snapper overfishing limit to 1,053,834 pounds (lb) whole weight (ww), increase the acceptable biological catch (ABC) to 1,028.973 lb ww, and set the annual catch limit (ACL) equal to the ABC.  In addition, the proposed rule would modify the fishing season closure accountability measure such that NMFS would close lane snapper in any year in which the ACL is projected to be met.  

This proposed rule would also correct the Southeast Regional Office (SERO) website address in the two sections of the regulations that specify permit requirements and make several administrative changes pertaining to the Individual Fishing Quota (IFQ) Programs regulations. These changes would update the SERO Catch Share Program website listed in several sections of the regulations and replace references to specific required software with general language that IFQ participants simply use an up-to-date internet browser.

Federal Register

Last updated by Southeast Regional Office on 10/18/2021