| Emergency action to increase the 2011 red snapper total allowable catch and authorize NOAA Fisheries Service to re-open the recreational red snapper season after the fishing season closure, including an environmental assessment, finding of no significant impacts, and regulatory impact review - :4140 | National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) | National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)
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Emergency action to increase the 2011 red snapper total allowable catch and authorize NOAA Fisheries Service to re-open the recreational red snapper season after the fishing season closure, including an environmental assessment, finding of no significant impacts, and regulatory impact review
  • Published Date:
    2011
Filetype[PDF-1.24 MB]


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  • Corporate Authors:
    United States, National Marine Fisheries Service., Southeast Region, ; United States, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration., Office of Program Planning and Integration, ;
  • Description:
    "The recreational red snapper fishing season opened on June 1, 2011, and the fishing season officially ends on September 30, 2011. On April 29, 2011, NOAA Fisheries Service published a rule establishing a closure date for the recreational sector of 12:01 a.m., July 19, 2011. This was the date the quota was projected to be met. In April 2011, the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council requested a rerun of the red snapper projections that included the 2009 and 2010 actual landings data. Based on the results of the rerun, the Council 's Scientific and Statistical Committee determined the 2011 total allowable catch could be increased from 7.185 to 7.53 million pounds. As a result, the Council requested that NOAA Fisheries Service develop an emergency rule to assign the entire 345,000 pounds of increased allowable catch to the recreational sector for the 2011 season. In addition, if NOAA Fisheries Service determines that the recreational red snapper quota was not reached by the July 19, 2011 , closure date, the rule suspends the October I season closure, which would allow NOAA Fisheries Service to re-open the recreational red snapper season for a limited time period through subsequent rulemaking. The environmental assessment analyzes the impacts of the two proposed actions. The proposed actions are intended to 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 three 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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