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Amendment No. 16A to the Fishery Management Plan for the Reef Fish Resources of the Gulf of Mexico.

Country/Territory
United States of America
Territorial subdivision
Texas
Document type
Miscellaneous
Date
1998
Source
FAO, FAOLEX
Subject
Fisheries
Keyword
Policy/planning Marine fisheries Fishery management and conservation Fishing authorization Marine fishes Fishing gear/fishing method Data collection/reporting Monitoring Offences/penalties Authorization/permit
Geographical area
Americas, Arctic, East Pacific, North America, North Atlantic
Abstract

This Amendment to the Fishery Management Plan for the Reef Fish Resources of the Gulf of Mexico of the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council introduces measures that provide: (1) that the possession of reef fish exhibiting the condition of trap rash on board any vessel with a reef fish permit that is fishing spiny lobster or stone crab traps is prima facie evidence of illegal trap use and is prohibited except for vessels possessing a valid fish trap endorsement; (2) that National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Fisheries establish a system design, implementation schedule, and protocol to require implementation of a vessel monitoring system (VMS) for vessels engaged in the fish trap fishery; and (3) that fish trap vessels submit trip initiation and trip termination reports. Prior to implementing this additional reporting requirement, there will be a one-month fish trap inspection/compliance/education period, at a time determined by the NOAA Fisheries Regional Administrator. During this window of opportunity, fish trap fishermen will be required to have an appointment with NMFS enforcement for the purpose of having their trap gear, permits, and vessels available for inspection.

Full text
English
Website
gulfcouncil.org

References - Legislation

Amends

Fishery Management Plan for the Reef Fish Resources of the Gulf of Mexico.

Legislation | United States of America | 1981

Keyword: Policy/planning, Marine fisheries, Fishery management and conservation, Fishing authorization, Marine fishes, Migratory species, Cartilaginous fishes, Landing, Bycatch, Fishing gear/fishing method, Data collection/reporting, Monitoring, Non-commercial fishing, Authorization/permit, Management/conservation, Protection of habitats, Ecosystem preservation, Coral, Aquatic animals

Source: FAO, FAOLEX