NOAA Fisheries announces implementation of the final rule for Amendment 54 to the Fishery Management Plan for Reef Fish Resources of the Gulf of Mexico.
When Rule Will Take Effect:
What this Means:
Table 1. 2023+ OFL, ABC, stock ACL, sector ACLs, and sector ACTs.
Note: The recreational portion of the values are in MRIP FES units. All numbers are in pounds whole weight.
Formal Federal Register Name/Number: 88 FR 39193, published June 15, 2023
This bulletin serves as a Small Entity Compliance Guide, complying with section 212 of the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act of 1996.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why are the catch limits being reduced?
Why are the sector allocations for Gulf of Mexico greater amberjack changing and how were they determined?
How were sector annual catch limits and annual catch targets determined?
Why are the commercial sector catch limits effective immediately?
Where can I find more information on Amendment 54?
By Mail: Kelli O’Donnell
NOAA Fisheries, Southeast Regional Office
Sustainable Fisheries Division
263 13th Avenue South
St. Petersburg, Florida 33701-5505
By FAX: (727) 824-5308
By Phone: (727) 824-5305
Amendment 54 may be found online at the NOAA Fisheries Southeast Regional Office Web site at: https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/action/amendment-54-modifications-greater-amberjack-catch-limits-sector-allocation-and-rebuilding