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

Overview

Fishing Type
Commercial, Recreational
Affected Species
Action Status
Final Rule
Effective
03/25/2020
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 the recreational 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

Final Rule to Increase Gulf of Mexico (Gulf) Cobia Recreational and Commercial Minimum Size Limit in the Gulf Zone

FB20-011: Gulf of Mexico Fishery Bulletin; For more information, contact:…
February 24, 2020 -

Last updated by Southeast Regional Office on 02/24/2020