| Final regulatory amendment to set 2011-2015 total allowable catch and adjust bag limit for red grouper including environmental assessment, regulatory impact review, and regulatory flexibility act analysis - :4219 | National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) | National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)
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Final regulatory amendment to set 2011-2015 total allowable catch and adjust bag limit for red grouper including environmental assessment, regulatory impact review, and regulatory flexibility act analysis
  • Published Date:
    2011
Filetype[PDF-649.21 KB]


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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:
    "This regulatory amendment would increase the 2011 TAC from the existing 5.68 million pounds (MP) to 6.68 MP, set TACs through 2015, and increase the red grouper bag limit from two to four fish. A rerun of the stock assessment including new information and lower than projected 2010 landings showed an improved condition of the stock and supported an increase in the 2011 and subsequent TACs. These increases are consistent with the goals and objectives of the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council 's FMP for the management of this species. Resultant rulemaking would increase the 2011-2015 commercial quotas, and because red grouper are a part of the shallow-water grouper (SWG) quota, also set the 20 11-2015 SWG quotas. The amendment and subsequent rulemaking would also increase the red grouper bag limit from two to four fish to allow the recreational sector to harvest their allocation of the TAC. The environmental assessment (EA) provides a review of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) criteria for significant effects (40 CFR Part 1508.27) and NOAA Fisheries Service criteria for significance (NAO 216-6 Section 6.02), and concluded no significant effect on the quality of the human environment is anticipated from this action"--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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