| Final regulatory amendment 12 to the Fishery Management Plan for the Snapper Grouper Fishery of the South Atlantic region : golden tilefish ACL/OY adjustment, specification of commercial ACT, and revision of recreational AMs - :6290 | National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)
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Final regulatory amendment 12 to the Fishery Management Plan for the Snapper Grouper Fishery of the South Atlantic region : golden tilefish ACL/OY adjustment, specification of commercial ACT, and revision of recreational AMs
  • Published Date:
    2012
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  • Corporate Authors:
    South Atlantic Fishery Management Council (U.S.) ; United States, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration ; United States, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration., Office of Program Planning and Integration,
  • Description:
    "The South Atlantic Fishery Management Council (South Atlantic Council) intends to implement the Annual Catch Limit (ACL) increases based on the new golden tilefish stock assessment. The assessment, conducted in 2011 with data through 2010, concluded golden tilefish are not overfished and overfishing is not occurring. Actions in Regulatory Amendment 12 to the Fishery Management Plan for the Snapper Grouper Fishery of the South Atlantic Region would: Modify the Optimum Yield (OY) and Annual Catch Limit (ACL) for golden tilefish in the South Atlantic; Consider establishing an Annual Catch Target (ACT) for the golden tilefish commercial sector in the South Atlantic; Revise recreational Accountability Measures (AMs) for golden tilefish in the South Atlantic In addition, the Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC) has specified the Overfishing Limit (OFL) and calculated the Acceptable Biological Catch (ABC) based on the Council/SSC ABC Control Rule. This Final Environmental Assessment (EA) has been prepared to analyze the effects of implementing regulations to achieve the actions listed above"--Abstract.

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