Red Snapper

Reef Fish Amendment 40: Partitioning the Recreational Sector

The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council took final action on Amendment 40 at their October 2014 meeting.   The purpose of this action is to define distinct private angling and federal for-hire components of the recreational sector who fish for red snapper, allocate red snapper resources between the components of the recreational sector to increase the stability for the for-hire component, provide a basis for increased flexibility in future management of the recreational sector, and minimize the chance for recreational quota overruns, which could jeopardize the rebuilding of the red snapper stock.

 

To reach Sustainable Fisheries staff, please call 727-824-5305.


Point of Contact:
Peter Hood
Peter.Hood@noaa.gov