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Limited Access Privilege Programs/Data Management Branch

Limited Access Privilege Programs and Data Management in the Southeast Region


The SERO Limited Access Privilege Programs/Data Management Branch has three primary responsibilities.  The Branch conducts data analyses in direct support of federal fishery management decisions, monitors recreational and commercial quotas and annual catch limits for federally managed species, and develops, administers, and implements commercial catch share programs.  The Branch works collaboratively with NMFS’ Southeast Fisheries Science Center, other SERO Branches, and the Gulf of Mexico, South Atlantic, and Caribbean fishery management councils to evaluate and analyze the effects of proposed regulations.  The Branch also manages the South Atlantic individual transferable quota program (ITQ) for wreckfish and the Gulf of Mexico Red Snapper and Grouper-Tilefish individual fishing quota (IFQ) programs.  Annually, the Branch develops reports to evaluate the performance of catch share programs, prepares recreational quota closure projections, and tracks landings relative to quotas and annual catch limits.

Fishing Status Catch Shares

Media Inquiries Catch Up on Catch Shares

Our newsletter, "Catch up on Catch Shares", outlines available resources pertaining to the Catch Share online system, as well as other relevant fishery management issues.  Topics included in the newsletters are: community perspectives, upcoming actions, system functions, IFQ data, and links to important events and websites. 



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Published Research Staff Publications


For copies of the following staff publications, please contact the Southeast Regional Office by phone 727-824-5305 or email.

  • Minimizing bycatch and improving efficiency in the commercial bottom longline fishery in the Eastern Gulf of Mexico
  • Sink or swim? Factors affecting immediate discard mortality for the gulf of Mexico commercial reef fish fishery

Data Tools Technical Reports


For copies of the historical technical reports, please contact the Southeast Regional Office by phone 727-824-5305 or email.


Last updated by Southeast Regional Office on February 11, 2021