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Proposed Rule to Increase Red Snapper Quotas in the Gulf

Old 02-18-2011, 10:46 AM
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From an email I received today:

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From: Barbara.Niswander [mailto:Barbara.Niswander@noaa.gov]
Sent: Friday, February 18, 2011 11:02 AM
Subject: FB11-015 Proposed Rule to Increase Red Snapper Quotas in the Gulf


"Attached is the subject Southeast Fishery Bulletin announcing:
NOAA is Seeking Comments on a Proposed Rule to Increase the Red Snapper Quotas in the Gulf of Mexico
Please Note: "Comment period will begin on February 22"

Once posted, you can also access this bulletin on our Web site at http://sero.nmfs.noaa.gov
Go to the left hand side of the page and click on the Fishery Bulletins Link.

Additional Questions: Contact RICH MALINOWSKI or the Sustainable Fisheries Division at 727-824-5305
Please distribute as appropriate."


FOR INFORMATION CONTACT: February 18, 2011
Rich.Malinowski@noaa.gov FB11-015
727-824-5305, FAX 727-824-5308
NOAA is Seeking Comments on a Proposed Rule to Increase the
Red Snapper Quotas in the Gulf of Mexico

NOAA Fisheries Service is seeking public comment on a proposed rule that would adjust the commercial and recreational red snapper quotas in the Gulf of Mexico from 3.542 and 3.403 million pounds (MP) to 3.66 and 3.525 MP in 2011, respectively. A recent red snapper assessment update projected overfishing (rate of removal is too high) ended in 2009, and therefore, the total allowable catch can be increased from the existing 6.945 MP to 7.185 MP. This action was evaluated in a regulatory amendment to the Fishery Management Plan for the Reef Fish Resources of the Gulf of Mexico. The proposed rule publishes in the Federal Register on February 22, 2011, with the comment period ending March 24, 2011.

If the amendment is approved, the final rule may contain NOAA Fisheries Service’s estimated projection for the number of days in the 2011 recreational fishing season.

Request for Comments

Written comments on this proposed rule to increase the red snapper commercial and recreational quotas must be received no later than March 24, 2011, to be considered by NOAA Fisheries Service. See the Addresses section for information on where and how to submit comments. All comments received by NOAA Fisheries Service will be addressed in the final rule.
Addresses

Electronic copies of the proposed rule or the regulatory amendment may be obtained from the e-Rulemaking Portal at http://www.regulations.gov, the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council’s Web site at http://www.gulfcouncil.org, or from NOAA Fisheries Service, Southeast Regional Office, Sustainable Fisheries Division, 263 13th Avenue South, St. Petersburg, Florida 33701-5505.
You may submit comments by either of the following methods:

• Electronic Submissions: Federal e-Rulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. Enter the following docket number into the “Search” box: NOAA-NMFS-2011-0018. All comments received are part of the public record and will generally be posted to http://www.regulations.gov without change. All personal identifying information (for example, name, address, etc.) voluntarily submitted by the commenter, may be publicly accessible. Do not submit confidential business information or otherwise sensitive or protected information. NOAA Fisheries Service will accept anonymous comments. Attachments to electronic comments will be accepted in Microsoft Word, Excel, WordPerfect, or Adobe PDF file formats only.
• Mail: Richard Malinowski
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Old 02-18-2011, 11:06 AM
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I regularly fish out of St George Island FL, 4 out of 5 fish caught are usually red snapper
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Old 02-18-2011, 06:34 PM
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thanks
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Old 02-19-2011, 06:02 AM
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That should extend the recreational season by a full two days.
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