Gulf of Mexico Headboat Collaborative Exempted Fishing Permit
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NOAA Fisheries issued an exempted fishing permit (EFP) to the Gulf of Mexico Headboat Collaborative (Collaborative). The Collaborative consists of headboat owners/captains. The Collaborative intends to evaluate the efficiency of an allocation-based management system, using a limited number of headboats in a two-year pilot study.
This study, to be conducted in the Gulf of Mexico, is intended to assess whether such a system can better achieve conservation goals established in the Fishery Management Plan for the Reef Fish Resources of the Gulf of Mexico; evaluate the effectiveness of a more timely electronic data reporting system; and evaluate the potential social and economic benefits of an alternative management strategy for the headboat segment of the recreational fishing sector within the Gulf reef fish fishery.
Exempted Fishing Permit
- Headboat Collaborative 2014 Annual Report Download File
- FB13-071: NOAA Announces Approval of an Exempted Fishing Permit for a Pilot Study by Gulf of Mexico Headboats Evaluating an Allocation-Based Management System
- Federal Register Notice
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Contact Sustainable Fisheries for more information, 727-824-5305
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