The following Fisheries Bulletin is provided as a courtesy:
ISSUE DATE: June 9, 2022
CONTACT: Peter Hood, 727-824-5305, Peter.Hood@noaa.gov
NOAA Fisheries approved new criteria to inform Gulf of Mexico reef fish and red drum management. The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council recommended these criteria changes for two amendments, Amendment 48 to the Fishery Management Plan for Reef Fish Resources of the Gulf of Mexico and Amendment 5 to the Fishery Management Plan for the Red Drum Fishery of the Gulf of Mexico (Amendments 48/5).
Summary of Criteria Changes:
A Notice of Agency Decision published on June 8, 2022.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
What is the maximum sustainable yield or MSY?
What is the optimum yield or OY?
What is the maximum fishing mortality rate or MFMT?
What is the minimum stock size threshold or MSST?
What are MSY proxies?
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