Notices and Rules
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.
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 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.
This framework action would increase red grouper catch limits in the Gulf of Mexico for both the commercial and recreational sectors.
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
Modification of Fishing Access in Eastern Gulf of Mexico Marine Protected Areas
Gulf of Mexico Gray Triggerfish
Framework Amendment to Modify Multi-Day Trip Possession Limits for Federal Permitted Charter/Headboat Vessels in the Gulf of Mexico
Generic Abbreviated Framework: Modification of For-hire Multi-day Trip Possession Limits