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FB17-076

FISHERY BULLETIN ISSUE DATE:December 15, 2017

CONTACT: Lauren Waters, 727-824-5305, Lauren.Waters@noaa.gov

 

 

NOAA Fisheries Announces New Management Measures for Gulf of Mexico Gray Triggerfish

                      

KEY MESSAGE:

NOAA Fisheries announces new management measures to rebuild the gray triggerfish stock in the Gulf of Mexico (Gulf), which is currently overfished (stock abundance is too low).  The actions will modify the recreational fixed closed season, reduce the recreational bag limit, increase the recreational minimum size limit, and increase the commercial trip limit.

WHEN RULE WILL TAKE EFFECT:

The final rule will be effective on January 16, 2018.

SUMMARY OF PROPOSED CHANGES:

FORMAL FEDERAL REGISTER NAME/NUMBER: NOAA-NMFS-2017-0080, published December 15, 2017.

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQs)

 Why are the new rules necessary?

Why are changes being made to decrease harvest for the recreational sector, but the commercial trip limit is increasing?

Where can I find more information?

 

By Mail: Lauren Waters
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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