Date: April 2, 2012
NOAA Requests Comments on Proposed Rule to Establish Rebuilding Plan for Red Grouper and on Proposed Rule for Amendment 20A (wreckfish)
Below are Southeast Fishery Bulletins recently distributed from NOAA Fisheries Service that may be of interest:
NOAA Seeks Comments on a Proposed Rule to Establish a Rebuilding Plan for Red Grouper in the South Atlantic — the public comment period ends April 30, 2012
Amendment 24 would establish a rebuilding plan for red grouper in the South Atlantic. Actions proposed in the amendment include: implementation of Annual Catch Limits (ACLs) and Accountability Measures (AMs) for the commercial and recreational sectors; elimination of the aggregate ACLs and AMs currently in place for black grouper, red grouper and gag; and other measures.
NOAA Fisheries Service Seeks Public Comment on the Proposed Rule for Amendment 20A to the Fishery Management Plan for the Snapper-Grouper Fishery of the South Atlantic Region — the public comment period ends April 30, 2012
Amendment 20A addresses the commercial sector of the wreckfish fishery, managed under an individual transferable quota (ITQ) system.
To view a complete list of Fishery Bulletins, visit the NOAA Fisheries' Southeast Regional Office website at http://sero.nmfs.noaa.gov.
Relevant copies are also posted on the Council's website at www.safmc.net. Pardon cross-postings.
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