Notices and Rules
Amendment 53: Gulf of Mexico Red Grouper Allocations and Catch Levels
Framework Action: Replacement of Historical Captain Permits with Standard Federal Charter/Headboat Permits
This amendment and rule will provide an opportunity for eligible individuals to replace historical captain permits in the reef fish and coastal migratory pelagic fisheries with standard federal for-hire permits. The rule would apply to ind
This framework action would increase red grouper catch limits in the Gulf of Mexico for both the commercial and recreational sectors.
This action would implement a framework to modify the state-specific red snapper private angling component ACLs using the calibration ratios developed by NMFS and would adjust red snapper catch limits.
Amendment 48 to the Gulf Reef Fish FMP and Amendment 5 to the Gulf Red Drum FMP establish MSY proxies, overfishing and overfished determination criteria (aka MSSTs), and optimum yield (OY) for some reef fish species and red drum.