NOAA

Final Rule Increases Spiny Lobster Catch Levels and Prohibits Recreational Trapping in the South Atlantic

KEY MESSAGE: NOAA Fisheries announces a final rule for Regulatory Amendment 4 to the Fishery Management Plan for Spiny Lobster in the Gulf of Mexico and the South Atlantic (Regulatory Amendment 4). Regulatory Amendment 4 increases the catch limit for spiny lobster based on updated landings information and revised scientific recommendations; and prohibits the use…

Gulf Council

June Council Update

The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council met in Key West, Florida, June 18-21, 2018. The following is a brief summary of the Council’s actions:   Coral and Habitat After hearing a summary of the comments received during public hearings and listening to public testimony, the Council took final action on Coral Amendment 9. The…