Proposed Rule for Regulatory Amendment 15 to the Fishery Management Plan for the Snapper-Grouper Fishery of the South Atlantic Region (Regulatory Amendment 15)

Docket ID: NOAA-NMFS-2013-0088
Agency: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
Parent Agency: Department of Commerce (DOC)
Measures in Regulatory Amendment 15 would increase the annual catch limit for yellowtail snapper based on a recent assessment, which indicates the stock is not undergoing overfishing and is not overfished. Regulatory Amendment 15 would also reduce the commercial annual catch limit for gag to account for gag discard mortality and adjust the accountability measure for gag. this would only close gag when the commercial annual catch limit is reached, instead of closing gag and all other shallow water grouper species, which have their own annual catch limits.
RIN: 0648-BC60
Impacts and Effects: None
CFR Citation: 50 CFR 622
Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant
UA and Regulatory Plan Information open glossary dialog  
Publication Period: Fall 2013
Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Completed Action
Major Rule: No
Legal Authorities: 16 USC 1801 et seq
Legal Deadlines: None
Government Levels Affected: Federal
Federalism Implications: No
Unfunded Mandates: No
Requires Regulatory Flexibility Analysis: No
Small Entities Affected: No
International Impacts: No
Energy Effects: No
Included in Regulatory Plan: No
ActionDateFR Citation
NPRM05/24/201378 FR 31511
Final Action08/13/201378 FR 49183
Docket Details open glossary dialog  
Related RINs: 0648-BC60
Related Dockets: None
Type: Rulemaking

Primary Documents

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Comment Period Closed
Jun 24, 2013 11:59 PM ET
Proposed Rule
Posted: 05/24/2013
ID: NOAA-NMFS-2013-0088-0001
Comment Period Closed
Posted: 08/13/2013
ID: NOAA-NMFS-2013-0088-0017

Supporting Documents

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Comments Not Accepted
Supporting & Related Material
Posted: 05/24/2013
ID: NOAA-NMFS-2013-0088-0002


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Agency Contact
Roy E. Crabtree
Southeast Regional Administrator
727 824-5305
727 824-5308 (Fax)
263 13th Avenue South, St. Petersburg, FL 33701
St. Petersburg, FL 33701
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