2/5/15 – NOAA Fisheries – FB15-012: Reminder: King Mackerel Trip Limit Change – Became Effective December 19, 2014

SOUTHEAST FISHERY BULLETIN  

(Gulf of Mexico and South Atlantic) 

FB15-012

Kate Michie
727-824-5305  

February 5, 2015        

 Reminder: King Mackerel Trip Limit Change  Became Effective December 19, 2014

NOAA Fisheries would like to remind king mackerel fishermen of the recently revised king mackerel trip limit for the Florida subzone.

  • From November 1 through the end of February, the trip limit is not to exceed 50 fish per trip.
  • Beginning on March 1 and continuing through March 31:
    • If 70% or more of the Gulf of Mexico (Gulf) group Florida east coast subzone quota has been harvested, the trip limit would remain 50 fish per trip.
    • If less than 70% of the Gulf group Florida east coast subzone quota has been harvested, the trip limit would increase to 75 fish per trip.

This modified trip limit was implemented through the final rule [79 FR 68802], which published on November 19, 2014, and became effective on December 19, 2014.  

More Information

For more information on the Framework Action, please click on this link to the Framework Action Frequently Asked Questions found at:

http://sero.nmfs.noaa.gov/sustainable_fisheries/gulf_sa/cmp/2014/sa_framework/index.html.


Read FB15-012

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Summary:

FB15-012: Reminder: King Mackerel Trip Limit Change - Became Effective December 19, 2014