NOAA Fisheries

NOAA Fisheries: New Management Measures in the Gulf Shrimp Fishery

net-casting contraption

KEY MESSAGE: A new rule for Amendment 17B to the Shrimp Fishery Management Plan establishes transit provisions for shrimp vessels without a federal permit, specifies a minimum threshold number of Gulf of Mexico (Gulf) shrimp moratorium permits, and identifies a review panel process when that threshold is close to being…

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NOAA: Modifications to Commercial King and Spanish Mackerel Permit

Drawing of a Spanish mackerel by Diane Rome Peebles

KEY MESSAGE: NOAA Fisheries announces a final rule to allow fishing for and retaining the recreational bag and possession limits of king and Spanish mackerel in the Gulf of Mexico (Gulf), South Atlantic, and Mid-Atlantic on a vessel with a federal commercial permit for king or Spanish mackerel when commercial…

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NOAA Fisheries: Final Rule Changing Hogfish Management Measures

image of hogfish swimming by Andrew David

KEY MESSAGE: NOAA Fisheries announces a final rule for hogfish in the Gulf of Mexico (Gulf). Hogfish in the Gulf of Mexico will be managed as a single population from the Texas/Mexico border to a line near Cape Sable, Florida A recent population assessment determined that the Gulf hogfish population…

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