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FB17-008

Fishery Bulletin Issue Date: February 10, 2017

Contact: Cynthia Meyer (727) 824-5305

 

Final Rule Modifies Gear Requirements and Fishing Year for Yellowtail Snapper in the Gulf of Mexico

 

KEY MESSAGE:

NOAA Fisheries announces a final rule for yellowtail snapper in the Gulf of Mexico (Gulf).  This rule modifies the gear requirement for the commercial harvest and adjusts the fishing year for both commercial and recreational fishermen.

WHEN RULE WILL TAKE EFFECT:

WHAT THIS MEANS:

FORMAL FEDERAL REGISTER NAME/NUMBER: FR#2017-02786, published February 10, 2017.

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 (FAQs)

 

 

Why should J-hooks be allowed for commercial harvest of yellowtail snapper?

Why is the fishing season being changed for both the recreational and commercial harvest of yellowtail snapper?

Where can I find more information on this action?

By Mail: Cynthia Meyer

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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