Increased the recreational and commercial annual catch limits for snowy grouper, adjusted the rebuilding strategy, increased the commercial trip limit, and modified the recreational fishing season.
- Adjust the rebuilding plan and defined a plan that maintains a constant F (F=75%Fmsy) throughout the rebuilding plan Year 1 remains 2006 and yield at 75%Fmsy and ABC projections will change with each assessment.
- ABC would change each year until 2019 and 2019 ABC would remain in place until modified, set ACL as ACL=OY=ABC and sector allocations of 83% commercial and 17% rec, modified the commercial trip limit to 200 lbs gw, modified the rec bag limit from 1 f/v/d to 1 f/v/d from May – Aug only and not retention the rest of the year.
- Final approval
- Public hearing
- Rule making
- Secretarial review