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Aquaculture Fishery Management Plan for the Gulf of Mexico.

Pays/Territoire
États-Unis d'Amérique
Sous-division territoriale
Texas
Type du document
Miscellaneous
Date
2009
Source
FAO, FAOLEX
Sujet
Pêche, Espèces sauvages et écosystèmes
Mot clé
Aquaculture Mariculture Politique/planification Poissons cartilagineux Collecte de données/déclarations Monitorage Autorisation/permis Re-empoissonnement/repeuplement Médicaments Maladie des poissons Gestion et conservation des pêches Peuples autochtones Santé des animaux Gestion/conservation Protection de l'habitat Préservation de l'écosystème Mammifères marins Espèces menacées Corail Zones marines protégées Protection des espèces Aire protégée Animaux aquatiques
Aire géographique
Amériques, Arctique, Pacifique du Est, Amérique du Nord, Atlantique Nord
Résumé

This Fishery Management Plan of the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council concerns aquaculture in marine waters in the Gulf of Mexico. The Council has authority to regulate fisheries in federal waters, including aquaculture, under the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act. The purpose of this FMP is to develop a regional permitting process for regulating and promoting environmentally sound and economically sustainable aquaculture in the Gulf of Mexico (Gulf) exclusive economic zone (EEZ). It serves as the basis for evaluating the effects of issuing permits to Gulf aquaculture operations. Aquaculture in federal waters is considered “fishing” under the Magnuson-Stevens Act. Current Regulations authorize NOAA Fisheries Service to grant exempted fishing permits (EFPs) for aquaculture in federal waters, such permits are of limited duration and are not intended for the large-scale production of fish. As a result, commercial aquaculture in federal waters is not viable under the current permitting process. By establishing a regional permitting process for aquaculture, the Council will be able achieve their primary goal of increasing maximum sustainable yield (MSY) and optimum yield (OY) of federal fisheries in the Gulf by supplementing harvest of wild caught species with cultured product.

Texte intégral
Anglais
Site web
gulfcouncil.org