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Sea Turtle Interaction in the Bottom Longline Gulf of Mexico Reef Fish Fishery

 

Current Documents

January 22, 2010, Reviewer Letter for the Final Impact Statement for Amendment 31 to the Fishery Management Plan for Reef Fish Resource in the Gulf of Mexico

January 19, 2010, Final Amendment 31 to the Fishery Management Plan for Reef Fish Resource Management in the Gulf of Mexico

January 2010, Frequently Asked Questions: Amendment 31 - Proposed Rule

December 31, 2009, Fishery Bulletin FB09-071 NOAA is Seeking Comments on Amendment 31 to Change Bottom Longline Regulations in the Gulf of Mexico

November 4, 2009, Reviewer Letter for the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for Amendment 31 to the Fishery Management Plan for Reef Fish Resources in the Gulf of Mexico

November 4, 2009, Final Amendment to the Fishery Management Plan for Reef Fish Resources in the Gulf of Mexico (Includes Revised Draft EIS and Regulatory Impact Review)

October 16, 2009, Fishery Bulletin FB09-054 New Rule: Bottom Longline Gear Restriction in the Gulf of Mexico Reef Fish Fishery

Frequently Asked Questions; Reducing Sea Turtle Bycatch by Gulf of Mexico Reef Fish Bottom Longline Gear

October 21, 2009, Final Rule Bottom Longline Gear Restriction in the Gulf of Mexico Reef Fish Fishery (74 FR 53389)

October 2009, Environmental Assessment and Regulatory Impact Review for a Rule to Reduce Sea Turtle Bycatch by the Eastern Gulf of Mexico Reef Fish Bottom Longline Component of the Reef Fish Fishery

October 13, 2009, Biological Opinion on the Gulf of Mexico Reef Fish Fishery

Background Documents

May 1, 2009, Gulf Reef Fish Longline Restriction Emergency Rule (74 FR 20229)

April 20, 2009, Gulf Reef Fish Longline Restriction Environmental Assessment

Locations of observed bottom longline sets targeting reef fish and sea turtle takes in the Gulf of Mexico (Map)

Supplementary Sea Turtle Capture Data from the Sea Turtle Life History Database Updated for 2008 (SEFSC 2008 Appendix B)

Sea Turtle Catch in Eastern Gulf of Mexico Updated

Frequency distribution and proportion of observed sets and sea turtle takes and supporting data (Note: These data are from the combined shark bottom longline and reef fish observer programs from July 2006 through July of 2008

SEFSC Southeast Fisheries Science Center. 2009. Estimated takes of sea turtles in the bottom longline portion of the Gulf of Mexico reef fish fishery July 2006 through 2008 based on observer data. NMFS Southeast Fisheries Science Center Contribution PRD-08/09-07, March, 2009, 23p.

November 25, 2008, Notice of intent (NOI) to prepare a draft environmental impact statement for regulatory action under the Reef Fish FMP (73 FR 71605)

December 9, 2008, Letter from Gil McRae (Director, FWRI) to Roy Crabtree (Southeast Regional Administrator, NOAA Fisheries) Commenting on the 73 FR 71605, Notice of Intent.

Southeast Fisheries Science Center. 2008. Estimated takes of sea turtles in the bottom longline portion of the Gulf of Mexico reef fish fishery July 2006 through 2007 based on observer data. NMFS Southeast Fisheries Science Center Contribution PRD-07/08-15, September 2008, 21p.

October 28, 2008, Southeast Fisheries Science Center (SEFSC) Presentation on the SEFSC 2008 Report, Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council Meeting, Mobile, AL

September 3, 2008, Request for Reinitiation of Section 7 Consultation on the Gulf of Mexico Reef Fish Fishery

February 15, 2005, Biological Opinion on the Gulf of Mexico Reef Fish Fishery





 

For additional information on this subject contact: Peter Hood (727) 551-5728 or Jennifer Lee (727) 824-5312

 


 

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