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FB18-040
FISHERY BULLETIN ISSUE D
ATE: June 12, 2018
CONTACT: Catch Share Customer Support, (866) 425-7627 (option 2, 8am – 4:30pm EST), nmfs.ser.catchshare@noaa.gov

NOAA Requests Submission of Landing Locations for
All Commercially Permitted Reef Fish Vessels

                                      

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In May 2017, the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council approved new requirements to improve compliance and increase management flexibility in the Gulf of Mexico individual fishing quota (IFQ) programs.  One change will require all reef fish permit holders to land at locations pre-approved by NOAA Fisheries Service’s Office of Law Enforcement (OLE).

In anticipation of this requirement, NOAA Fisheries is encouraging reef fish permit holders to now submit additional landing locations now for pre-approval.  Landing locations may be submitted by calling Catch Share Customer Support at (866) 425-7627 (option 2) or by mailing the attached form to 263 13th Avenue South, Saint Petersburg, FL 33701.  Only pre-approved landing locations would be legal for landing any reef fish species. 

 

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