Regulatory Amendment 9 to the Fishery Management Plan for the Snapper-Grouper Fishery of the South Atlantic Region

Docket ID: NOAA-NMFS-2011-0107
Agency: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
Parent Agency: Department of Commerce (DOC)
Amendment 9 to the Fishery Management Plan for the Snapper-Grouper Fishery of the South Atlantic Region reduces the recreational bag limit for black sea bass, establishes a split season for the black sea bass commercial quota, increases the commercial trip limit for greater amberjack, and establishes commercial trip limits for vermilion snapper and gag. The intended effect of this rule is to help prevent overfishing of black sea bass, gag, and vermilion snapper while achieving optimum yield (OY) by reducing the rate of harvest of these three species, to achieve OY for greater amberjack, and to implement a technical correction to the regulations.
RIN: 0648-BA70
Impacts and Effects: None
CFR Citation: 50 CFR 622
Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant
UA and Regulatory Plan Information open glossary dialog  
Publication Period: Fall 2011
Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Completed Action
Major Rule: No
Legal Authorities: 16 USC 1801 et seq
Legal Deadlines: None
Government Levels Affected: No
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
NPRM04/29/201176 FR 23930
NPRM Comment Period End05/16/2011
Final Action06/15/201176 FR 34892
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Related RINs: None
Related Dockets: None
Type: Rulemaking

Primary Documents

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Comment Period Closed
May 16, 2011 11:59 PM ET
Proposed Rule
Posted: 04/29/2011
ID: NOAA-NMFS-2011-0107-0001
Comment Period Closed
Posted: 06/15/2011
ID: NOAA-NMFS-2011-0107-0025

Supporting Documents

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Comments Not Accepted
Supporting & Related Material
Posted: 05/09/2011
ID: NOAA-NMFS-2011-0107-0005


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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
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