| Regulatory amendment to the reef fish fishery management plan to set 2011 total allowable catch for red snapper, including revised environmental assessment, regulatory impact review, and regulatory flexibility analysis - :4110 | National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) | National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)
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Regulatory amendment to the reef fish fishery management plan to set 2011 total allowable catch for red snapper, including revised environmental assessment, regulatory impact review, and regulatory flexibility analysis
  • Published Date:
    2011
Filetype[PDF-1.32 MB]


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  • Corporate Authors:
    Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council ; United States, National Marine Fisheries Service., Southeast Region, ; United States, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration., Office of Program Planning and Integration,
  • Description:
    "Results from the red snapper update assessment in 2009 project that the red snapper stock is no longer undergoing overfishing and that total allowable catch could be increased. For 2010, the total allowable catch was raised from 5.0 million pounds [MP] to 6.945 MP. Management measures considered in this action are intended to increase the red snapper total allowable catch in 2011 from 6.945 MP to 7.185 MP and make the resulting recreational and commercial quotas consistent with goals and objectives of the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council's red snapper rebuilding plan. Based on the current 51 percent commercial and 49 percent recreational allocation of red snapper, the preferred total allowable catch increase adjusts the commercial and recreational quotas from 3.542 and 3.403 MP to 3.664 MP and 3.521 MP in 2011 respectively. The commercial sector is under an individual fishing quota program and has maintained landings within their quota in recent years. The recreational fishing season will be 48 days; June 1 through 12:01 a.m. July 19. The environmental assessment analyzes the impacts of the action. The proposed action is intended to provide an opportunity to harvest the full recreational red snapper quota and provide flexibility in achieving the Council's designated optimum yield for the fishery, thus enhancing social and economic benefits to the fishery"--Cover letter; Portfolio comprised of two related PDF documents digitized and organized by: NOAA Office of Program Planning and Integration (PPI) National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) staff.

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