Modifications to Gulf of Mexico Migratory Group Cobia Size and Possession Limits

Overview

Fishing Type
Commercial, Recreational
Affected Species
Action Status
Proposed Rule
Published
10/03/2019
Point of Contact
Rich Malinowski, Rich.Malinowski@noaa.gov, 727-824-5305

Summary

This framework action proposes to implement the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council’s recent recommendation to increase therecreational and commercial minimum size limit for Gulf migratory group cobia from 32 inches to 36 inches in Gulf waters off Florida.  The purpose of this framework amendment is to reduce fishing mortality on Gulf cobia in response to fisher’s concerns about the stock based on a recent decrease in harvest rates in waters under the Gulf Council’s jurisdiction.

 

Amendment

Framework Amendment 7: Modifications to Gulf of Mexico Migratory Group Cobia Size and Possession Limits Environmental Assessment

Federal Register

Bulletins

Request for Comments: Proposed Rule to Increase Gulf of Mexico (Gulf) Cobia Recreational and Commercial Minimum Size Limit in the Gulf Zone

FB19-061 Fishery Bulletin, For more information, contact Rich Malinowski, 727-524-5305, Rich.Malinowski@noaa.gov
October 03, 2019 -

Last updated by Southeast Regional Office on 10/03/2019