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Generic Amendment 1 to the Island-based Fishery Management Plans: Modification to the Buoy Gear Definition and Use

Overview

Description
Generic amendments apply to multiple fishery management plans
Fishing Type
Commercial, Recreational, Subsistence
Action Status
Final Rule
Effective
08/21/2023
Point of Contact
Maria Lopez-Mercer

Summary

Generic Amendment 1 would prohibit the use of buoy gear for those fishing recreationally in federal waters around Puerto Rico, St. Croix, and St. Thomas and St. John. For those fishing commercially in federal waters, the amendment would modify the definition of buoy gear - increasing the maximum number of hooks allowed between the buoy and the terminal end from 10 to 25.

The Caribbean Fishery Management Council submitted Generic Amendment 1 for review and implementation in November 2022.


Amendment

Generic Amendment 1: Modification to the Buoy Gear Definition and Use

Bulletins

Reglamentación final para modificar la definición y el uso del “buoy gear” en las aguas federales del Caribe Estadounidense

FB23-047: Caribbean Fishery Bulletin. For more information, contact: Maria Lopez-Mercer, 727-824-5305, maria.lopez@noaa.gov
July 20, 2023 -

Final Rule to Modify the Definition and Use of Buoy Gear in U.S. Caribbean Federal Waters

FB23-047: Caribbean Fishery Bulletin. For more information, contact: Maria Lopez-Mercer, 727-824-5305, maria.lopez@noaa.gov
July 20, 2023 -

Solicitud de comentarios sobre la reglamentación propuesta para modificar la definición y el uso del “buoy gear” en las aguas federales del Caribe Estadounidense

FB23-023: Caribbean Fishery Bulletin. For more information, contact: Maria Lopez-Mercer, 727-824-5305, maria.lopez@noaa.gov
April 24, 2023 -

Request for Comments on a Proposed Rule to Modify Buoy Gear Definition and Use in U.S. Caribbean Federal Waters

FB23-023: Caribbean Fishery Bulletin. For more information, contact: Maria Lopez-Mercer, 727-824-5305, maria.lopez@noaa.gov
April 24, 2023 -

Solicitud de comentarios sobre una enmienda para modificar la definición y el uso del “buoy gear” en las aguas federales del Caribe Estadounidense

FB23-020: Caribbean Fishery Bulletin. For more information, contact: Maria Lopez-Mercer, 727-824-5305, maria.lopez@noaa.gov
April 06, 2023 -

Request for Comments on an Amendment to Modify Buoy Gear Definition and Use in U.S. Caribbean Federal Waters

FB23-020: Caribbean Fishery Bulletin. For more information, contact: Maria Lopez-Mercer, 727-824-5305, maria.lopez@noaa.gov
April 06, 2023 -

Last updated by Southeast Regional Office on 11/01/2023