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May 09, 2011

Safmc

"For both the commercial and recreational fishery, a reduction of 88% of the total removals (landings and dead discards) is necessary to end overfishing."
Options include large area closures for snapper grouper fishing, plus new alternative for special permits
The Council will continue to meet this week in Orlando, Florida.
Additional regulations to end overfishing and restore stock approved for review by Secretary of Commerce
Members of the public are invited to attend the hearings...
Management measures in Amendment 17A are designed to end overfishing of red snapper...
Council seeks input on Annual Catch Limits, trip limits, catch shares, and other management measures