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Amendment No. 18A 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
2005
Source
FAO, FAOLEX
Subject
Fisheries, Wild species & ecosystems
Keyword
Policy/planning Marine fisheries Fishery management and conservation Fishing authorization Marine fishes Fishing gear/fishing method Data collection/reporting Monitoring Bycatch Cartilaginous fishes Authorization/permit Management/conservation Protection of habitats Protection of species Turtles
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 concerns effort capacity control and enforcement and monitoring issues for reef fishery in the Gulf of Mexico. It also concerns use of reef fish for bait and Careful Release Protocols for Sea Turtle Release. The Amendment is intended to improve enforcement and monitoring in the Gulf of Mexico reef fish fishery, particularly with respect to illegal sale of reef fish caught under recreational bag and size limits, the use of reef fish for bait, and monitoring of vessels for compliance with closed or restricted areas. It requires the establishment and implementation a Vessel Monitoring System (VMS) (satellite) in the reef fish fishery in order to improve enforceability of area restrictions.

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