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Generic Amendment No. 3 (2005) for Addressing Essential Fish Habitat Requirements in the Fishery Management Plans 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 Authorization/permit Management/conservation Protection of habitats Ecosystem preservation Coral Aquatic animals
Geographical area
Americas, Arctic, East Pacific, North America, North Atlantic
Abstract

This Amendment to all seven Fisheries Management Plans for specific fisheries (Stone Crab, shrimp, Spiny Lobster, Coastal Migratory Pelagic Resources, Coral and Coral Reef, Red Drum and Reef Fish) of the Gulf of Mexico and partly in the South Atlantic addressed Essential Fish Habitat (EFH) requirements, Habitat Areas of Particular Concern (HAPCs), and adverse effects of fishing in the fisheries for shrimp, red drum, reef fish, stone crab, coral, and coral reefs in the Gulf of Mexico, as well as spiny lobster and the CMP resources of the Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic Ocean. Management measures include; prohibiting bottom anchoring to protect coral reefs in the East and West Flower Garden Banks, McGrail Bank, Pulley Ridge, and the North and South Tortugas Ecological Reserves, as well as Stetson Bank HAPCs' prohibiting longlines, buoy gear, and all traps/pots to protect coral reefs in those same HAPCs; and requiring a weak link in the tickler chain of bottom trawls on all habitats throughout the Gulf EEZ.

Full text
English
Website
gulfcouncil.org

References - Legislation

Amends

Fishery Management Plan for Coastal Migratory Pelagic Resources of the Gulf of Mexico and South Atlantic.

Legislation | United States of America | 1983

Keyword: Policy/planning, Marine fisheries, Fishery management and conservation, Total allowable catch, Allocation/quota, Marine fishes, Migratory species, Size, Dispute settlement

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Fishery Management Plan for the Spiny Lobster Fishery of the Gulf of Mexico and the South Atlantic.

Legislation | United States of America | 1982

Keyword: Policy/planning, Marine fisheries, Fishery management and conservation, Fishing authorization, Marine fishes, Crustaceans, Bycatch, Fishing gear/fishing method, Landing, Foreign fishing, Protected fishing area, Total allowable catch, Aquatic animals, Authorization/permit

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Fishery Management Plan for the Stone Crab Fishery of the Gulf of Mexico and the South Atlantic.

Legislation | United States of America | 1979

Keyword: Policy/planning, Marine fisheries, Fishery management and conservation, Fishing authorization, Marine fishes, Crustaceans, Fishing gear/fishing method, Landing, Seasons, Protected fishing area, Total allowable catch, Aquatic animals, Authorization/permit

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Fishery Management Plan for the Shrimp Fishery of the Gulf of Mexico.

Legislation | United States of America | 1981

Keyword: Policy/planning, Marine fisheries, Fishery management and conservation, Fishing authorization, Marine fishes, Crustaceans, Cartilaginous fishes, Bycatch, Fishing gear/fishing method, Non-commercial fishing, Foreign fishing, Protected fishing area, Total allowable catch, Aquatic animals, Authorization/permit, Management/conservation, Protection of habitats, Ecosystem preservation, Turtles, Marine protected areas, Endangered species, Protection of species, Protected area

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Fishery Management Plan for the Red Drum Fishery of the Gulf of Mexico.

Legislation | United States of America | 1986

Keyword: Policy/planning, Marine fisheries, Fishery management and conservation, Marine fishes, Total allowable catch, Allocation/quota, Fishing authorization, Stock enhancement/repopulation, Authorization/permit, Protection of habitats, Wetlands

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

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