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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
1981
Source
FAO, FAOLEX
Subject
Fisheries, Wild species & ecosystems
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 Management/conservation Protection of habitats Ecosystem preservation Coral
Geographical area
Americas, Arctic, East Pacific, North America, North Atlantic
Abstract

This Fishery Management Plan (FMP) concerns management of the reef fish fishery in the U.S. fishery conservation zone under the Jurisdiction of the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council. The U.S. Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council , under provisions of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act of 1976, is responsible for management of species within its geographical area of authority: approximately 264 thousand square miles in total with a continental shelf that ranges in width from about 12 miles off the Mississippi River to almost 200 miles off west Florida. To manage a given species (or groups of species), the Council must first develop a Federal Management Plan (FMP) and submit it to the Secretary of Commerce for approval. The goal identified in the Plan is “ to manage the reef fish fishery of the United States waters of the Gulf of Mexico to attain the greatest overall benefit to the Nation with particular reference to food production and recreational opportunities on the basis of maximum sustainable yield as modified by relevant economic, social or ecological factors". The basic objective of this FMP are to manage these stocks for their optimum yield to domestic user groups. Specific objectives are to: (1) rebuild declining reef fish stocks wherever they occur within the fishery, (2) establish a fishery reporting system for monitoring the reef fish fishery, (3) conserve and increase habitat tor reef fish to increase reef fish populations and provide protection for juveniles, and (4) minimize conflicts between user groups of the resource and conflicts for space. While encompassing a large number of species (currently 42 reef fish species), the majority of the Council’s reef fish management activities have concerned red snapper. The fishery, which is targeted by both commercial and recreational fishermen, is now known to be heavily overfished and evidence of a decline in adult population was documented as early as 1979 at which time the fishery was primarily supported by younger fish of ages one to three (RFMP Amendment 1). The overfished status of the Gulf of Mexico red snapper stock is the result not only of an excessive amount of effort but also a high level of bycatch mortality associated with shrimp fishing.

Full text
English
Website
gulfcouncil.org

References - Legislation

Amended by

Amendment No. 3 to the Fishery Management Plan for the Reef Fish Resources of the Gulf of Mexico.

Legislation | United States of America | 1991

Keyword: Policy/planning, Marine fisheries, Fishery management and conservation, Fishing authorization, Marine fishes, Stock enhancement/repopulation

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Amendment No. 7 to the Fishery Management Plan for the Reef Fish Resources of the Gulf of Mexico.

Legislation | United States of America | 1993

Keyword: Policy/planning, Marine fisheries, Fishery management and conservation, Fishing authorization, Marine fishes, Fishing gear/fishing method, Data collection/reporting, Monitoring, Management/conservation, Protection of habitats, Ecosystem preservation

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Amendment No. 11 to the Fishery Management Plan for the Reef Fish Resources of the Gulf of Mexico.

Legislation | United States of America | 1997

Keyword: Policy/planning, Marine fisheries, Fishery management and conservation, Fishing authorization, Marine fishes, Landing, Internal trade, Fish products, Total allowable catch

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Amendment No. 22 to the Fishery Management Plan for the Reef Fish Resources of the Gulf of Mexico.

Legislation | United States of America | 2004

Keyword: Policy/planning, Marine fisheries, Fishery management and conservation, Fishing authorization, Marine fishes, Data collection/reporting, Monitoring, Stock enhancement/repopulation, Bycatch

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Amendment No. 40 to the Fishery Management Plan for the Reef Fish Resources of the Gulf of Mexico.

Legislation | United States of America | 2014

Keyword: Policy/planning, Marine fisheries, Fishery management and conservation, Fishing authorization, Marine fishes, Fishing gear/fishing method, Seasons, Monitoring, Allocation/quota, Total allowable catch, Non-commercial fishing, Landing, Cartilaginous fishes, Management/conservation, Protection of habitats, Ecosystem preservation

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Amendment No. 26 to the Fishery Management Plan for the Reef Fish Resources of the Gulf of Mexico.

Legislation | United States of America | 2006

Keyword: Policy/planning, Marine fisheries, Fishery management and conservation, Fishing authorization, Allocation/quota, Total allowable catch, Cartilaginous fishes, Indigenous peoples

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Amendment No. 31 to the Fishery Management Plan for the Reef Fish Resources of the Gulf of Mexico.

Legislation | United States of America | 2009

Keyword: Policy/planning, Marine fisheries, Fishery management and conservation, Fishing authorization, Marine fishes, Fishing gear/fishing method, Monitoring, Bycatch, Cartilaginous fishes, Management/conservation, Protection of species, Turtles

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Amendment No. 24 to the Fishery Management Plan for the Reef Fish Resources of the Gulf of Mexico.

Legislation | United States of America | 2005

Keyword: Policy/planning, Marine fisheries, Fishery management and conservation, Fishing authorization, Marine fishes, Total allowable catch, Access right, Cartilaginous fishes

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Amendment No. 1 to the Fishery Management Plan for the Reef Fish Resources of the Gulf of Mexico.

Legislation | United States of America | 1989

Keyword: Policy/planning, Marine fisheries, Fishery management and conservation, Fishing authorization, Marine fishes, Migratory species, Cartilaginous fishes, Landing, Total allowable catch, Bycatch, Fishing gear/fishing method, Size, Data collection/reporting, Monitoring, Non-commercial fishing, Coastal zone management, Management/conservation, Protection of habitats, Ecosystem preservation

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Amendment No. 18A to the Fishery Management Plan for the Reef Fish Resources of the Gulf of Mexico.

Legislation | United States of America | 2005

Keyword: Policy/planning, Marine fisheries, Fishery management and conservation, Fishing authorization, Marine fishes, Fishing gear/fishing method, Data collection/reporting, Monitoring, Bycatch, Cartilaginous fishes, Management/conservation, Protection of habitats, Protection of species, Turtles

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

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

Legislation | United States of America | 1998

Keyword: Policy/planning, Marine fisheries, Fishery management and conservation, Fishing authorization, Marine fishes, Fishing gear/fishing method, Data collection/reporting, Monitoring, Offences/penalties

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Generic Amendment for Addressing Essential Fish Habitat Requirements in the following Fishery Management Plans of the Gulf of Mexico.

Legislation | United States of America | 1998

Keyword: Policy/planning, Marine fisheries, Fishery management and conservation, Fishing authorization, Marine fishes, Seasons, Monitoring, Total allowable catch, Migratory species, Stock enhancement/repopulation, Management/conservation, Protection of habitats, Ecosystem preservation

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Generic Amendment No. 2 (2004) for Addressing Essential Fish Habitat Requirements in the following Fishery Management Plans of the Gulf of Mexico.

Legislation | United States of America | 2004

Keyword: Policy/planning, Marine fisheries, Fishery management and conservation, Fishing authorization, Marine fishes, Fishing gear/fishing method, Seasons, Monitoring, Allocation/quota, Total allowable catch, Non-commercial fishing, Stock enhancement/repopulation, Management/conservation, Protection of habitats, Ecosystem preservation, Coral

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Generic Sustainable Fisheries Act Amendment.

Legislation | United States of America | 1999

Keyword: Policy/planning, Marine fisheries, Fishery management and conservation, Fishing authorization, Marine fishes, Migratory species, Seasons, Monitoring, Allocation/quota, Total allowable catch, Sustainable use, Management/conservation, Protection of habitats, Ecosystem preservation, Coral

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Generic Sustainable Fisheries Act Amendment addressing the establishment of the Tortugas Marine Reserves.

Legislation | United States of America | 2001

Keyword: Policy/planning, Marine fisheries, Fishery management and conservation, Fishing authorization, Marine fishes, Management/conservation, Protection of habitats, Ecosystem preservation, Marine protected areas, Protected area

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Generic Amendment No. 3 (2005) for Addressing Essential Fish Habitat Requirements in the Fishery Management Plans of the Gulf of Mexico.

Legislation | United States of America | 2005

Keyword: Policy/planning, Marine fisheries, Fishery management and conservation, Fishing authorization, Marine fishes, Fishing gear/fishing method, Management/conservation, Protection of habitats, Ecosystem preservation, Coral

Source: FAO, FAOLEX