Large Coastal Shark Quota Transfer in the Gulf of Mexico for 2019

Overview

Fishing Type
Commercial
Action Status
Temporary Rule
Published
09/17/2019
Point of Contact
GuĂ˝ DuBeck or Karyl Brewster-Geisz, 301-427-8503

Summary

NOAA Fisheries is transferring 5 metric tons (mt) dressed weight (dw) of blacktip, 50 mt dw of aggregated large coastal sharks (LCS), and 8 mt dw of hammerhead quota from the western Gulf of Mexico sub-region to the eastern Gulf of Mexico sub-region.

The transfer will be in effect through the rest of the 2019 fishing season unless we announce another adjustment in the Federal Register or close the fishery.

This quota transfer affects anyone with a directed shark limited access permit fishing for LCS in the eastern or western Gulf of Mexico sub-regions.

Federal Register

Last updated by Office of Sustainable Fisheries on 09/12/2019