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Amendment No. 26 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
2006
Source
FAO, FAOLEX
Subject
Fisheries
Keyword
Policy/planning Marine fisheries Fishery management and conservation Fishing authorization Allocation/quota Total allowable catch Cartilaginous fishes Indigenous peoples 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 establishes an individual fishing quota (IFQ) system for the commercial red snapper fishery. The amendment requires that, for any single fishing year, no person shall own IFQ shares that represent a percentage of the total, which exceeds the maximum percentage issued to a recipient at the time of the initial apportionment of IFQ shares. It also restricts initial eligibility to persons owning a Class 1 or Class 2 license, and allocates initial IFQ shares proportionately among eligible participants based on average annual landings. During the first five years of the program, IFQ shares/allocations can be transferred only to individuals/vessels with a valid commercial reef fish permit and to US citizens and permanent resident aliens thereafter. The IFQ program will be evaluated by the Council every five years.

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