SOUTHEAST FISHERY BULLETIN
Sustainable Fisheries Division
July 1, 2015
Reminders: Commercial Harvest of Gray Triggerfish in the South Atlantic Waters
Commercial harvest for gray triggerfish re-opens today, July 1, 2015, and will close when the new quota is projected to be met.
On June 1, 2015, NOAA published a final rule implementing Amendment 29 for South Atlantic Snapper-Grouper. The final rule:
Because the final rule was implemented halfway through the 2015 fishing year and commercial landings of gray triggerfish have accumulated, the 2015 quota for the July 1 - December 31 fishing season is 63,918 pounds whole weight. This new quota was calculated as the difference between the new total commercial annual catch limit (312,324 pounds whole weight) and the amount of commercial landings that have occurred by July 1, 2015 (248,406 pounds whole weight).
When the commercial gray triggerfish quota is projected to be met, NOAA Fisheries will send a fishery bulletin to announce the closure date.
For more information on Amendment 29, please see the Frequently Asked Questions.
For a complete list of NOAA Fishery Bulletins, click HERE
FB15-046: Reminders: Commercial Harvest of Gray Triggerfish in the South Atlantic Waters