Notices and Rules
Modification of Catch Limits for Gulf of Mexico Red Snapper
Modification of Catch Limits for Gulf of Mexico Red Snapper; Framework Action to the Fishery Management Plan for Reef Fish Resources in the Gulf of Mexico; October 2022
Amendment 34: Catch level and allocation adjustments, and management measures for Atlantic king mackerel
Atlantic king mackerel and Atlantic Spanish mackerel
Modification of Gulf of Mexico Vermilion Snapper Overfishing Limit, Acceptable Biological Catch, and Annual Catch Limit
This action would modify the overfishing limit (OFL), acceptable biological catch (ABC), and annual catch limit (ACL) for the Gulf vermilion snapper stock.
Framework 11: Management of Gulf King Mackerel
CMP Framework 11 and the proposed rule would adjust the Gulf king mackerel overfishing limit, acceptable biological catch, and annual catch limits consistent with the most recent Southeast Data Assessment and Review 38 update stock assessment.
Red Snapper Data Calibrations and Catch Limit Modifications
This final rule implements framework actions which modify the state-specific red snapper private angling component ACLs using the calibration ratios developed by NMFS and adjust red snapper catch limits.
Amendment 32: Management of Gulf Migratory Group Cobia
Amendment 32 proposes to modify Gulf Migratory Group cobia recreational data monitoring data units from MRIP Coastal Household Telephone Survey to MRIP Fishing Effort Survey and reduce the Gulf Group cobia catch limits.
Modification of Gulf of Mexico Red Grouper Catch Limits
This framework action would increase red grouper catch limits in the Gulf of Mexico for both the commercial and recreational sectors.
Amendment 53: Red Grouper Allocations and Catch Levels
Amendment 53: Gulf of Mexico Red Grouper Allocations and Catch Levels
Descending Device and Venting Tool for the Direct Enhancement of Snapper Conservation and the Economy through Novel Devices Act of 2020 (DESCEND Act)
This action requires commercial and recreational fishermen to possess a venting tool or descending device that is rigged and ready for use when fishing for reef fish in the Gulf of Mexico Exclusive Economic Zone.
Framework Action to Implement Modification of the Gulf of Mexico Lane Snapper Catch Limits and Accountability Measures
NOAA Fisheries requests your comments on a proposed rule for lane snapper in the Gulf of Mexico. Comments are due by November 2, 2021. The proposed rule would increase the lane snapper annual catch limit from 301,000 lb whole weight to 1,028,973 lb