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FISHERY BULLETIN ISSUE D
ATE: June 12, 2018
CONTACT: Sustainable Fisheries, (727) 824-5305

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Final Rule to Improve Commercial Reef Fish Landing Compliance and Provide Flexibility in the Gulf of Mexico Commercial Individual Fishing Quota Programs

                  

KEY MESSAGE:

NOAA Fisheries announces new measures affecting commercial reef fish fishermen.  The purpose of this action is to improve compliance and increase management flexibility in the Gulf of Mexico individual fishing quota (IFQ) programs.

 

WHAT THIS MEANS:

 

WHEN THIS RULE WILL TAKE EFFECT:

FORMAL FEDERAL REGISTER NAME/NUMBER: 83 FR 27927, published June 12, 2018

 

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQs)

 

Why are landing notifications being required for all commercial trips landing reef fish species, not just IFQ species?

 

What information needs to be in the landing notification?

 

When and how are landing notifications made?

 

What are the landing notification time requirements?

 

How do I find out if my landing location is pre-approved and what do I need to do to get a landing location approved?

Why must pre-approved landing locations be used?

 

Which IFQ share accounts are being returned to NOAA Fisheries?

 

Why does NOAA Fisheries need to hold back some of the quota?

 

What if NOAA Fisheries is not able to reduce the quota in a timely fashion?

 

Where can I find more information on Amendment 36A?

 

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Other contacts:
Media: Kim Amendola, 727-551-5707
           Allison Garrett, 727-551-5750