Red Drum Amendment 5/ Reef Fish Amendment 48/: Status Determination Criteria and Optimum Yield for Reef Fish and Red Drum
This amendment modifies the red drum maximum sustainable yield (MSY) proxy used to determine if overfishing has occurred, or if the stock is overfished. Visit this infographic for more information on status determination criteria. This amendment achieves the following:
- Sets the red drum MSY proxy at the yield that would allow 30% of juvenile red drum to grow to spawning size without being harvested if there had been no inshore fishery.
This Final Rule is effective June 8, 2022.