Amendment 53 to the Fishery Management Plan for Reef Fish Resources of the Gulf of Mexico (Reef Fish FMP) is being developed by the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council (Council) to address the results of the Southeast Data Assessment and Review (SEDAR) 61 (2019) stock assessment and subsequent overfishing limit (OFL) and acceptable biological catch (ABC) recommendations from the Council’s Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC). Amendment 53 revises the red grouper allocation between the commercial and recreational sectors and modifies the OFL, ABC, the total and sector annual catch limits (ACLs), and sector annual catch targets (ACT).

In-Person Public Hearings

  • Madeira Beach, FL – date coming soon
  • Naples, FL – date coming soon
  • Panama City, FL – date coming soon

Webinar Public Hearings

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