| Final regulatory amendment to the Fishery Management Plan for the Reef Fish Resources of the Gulf of Mexico revise fall recreational fixed closed season and set 2012 and 2013 quotas for red snapper : including environmental assessment, regulatory impact review, and regulatory flexibility act analysis - :4282 | National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) | National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)
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Final regulatory amendment to the Fishery Management Plan for the Reef Fish Resources of the Gulf of Mexico revise fall recreational fixed closed season and set 2012 and 2013 quotas for red snapper : including environmental assessment, regulatory impact review, and regulatory flexibility act analysis
  • Published Date:
    2012
Filetype[PDF-813.05 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:
    "The proposed actions analyzed in this environmental assessment would eliminate the fixed recreational red snapper closed season of October 1-December 31, and set the 2012 and 2013 quotas for commercial and recreational harvest of red snapper in the Gulf of Mexico. Results from the red snapper update assessment in 2009, and projection updates in 2011 and 2012, indicate that the red snapper stock is no longer undergoing overfishing and the acceptable biological catch (ABC) can be increased from 7.185 million pounds (mp) whole weight to 8.080 mp whole weight for 2012 and to 8.690 mp whole weight for 2013. The increase in 2013 would be contingent on the 2012 ABC not being exceeded. The environmental assessment analyzes the impacts of the proposed actions . By itself, this amendment is not controversial because the quota will be increased. This increase is sufficiently less than the overfishing limit such that the probability of overfishing is minimal . A determination of the season length will not be finalized until all 2011 recreational landings data are available for analysis"--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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