Amendment 39 - Regional Management of Recreational Red Snapper

This Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) is prepared pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act to assess the environmental impacts associated with a regulatory action. The DEIS analyzes the impacts of a reasonable range of alternatives intended to establish regional management for the recreational harvest of red snapper. The purpose of this action is to provide flexibility in the management of the recreational sector’s harvest of red snapper by restructuring the federal fishery management strategy to allow for the regional variation of management measures, and developing accountability measures for recreational overages to better account for biological, social, and economic differences among the regions of the Gulf of Mexico.

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Point of Contact:
Cynthia Meyer