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March 07, 2006

Second Referendum for Red Snapper IFQ Program Approved

The second referendum for the Gulf of Mexico Red Snapper Individual Fishery Quota (IFQ) Program has passed...

The second referendum for the Gulf of Mexico Red Snapper Individual Fishery Quota (IFQ) Program has passed, with 87% in support and 13% opposed. Fishermen qualified to vote were asked to decide if the Red Snapper IFQ Amendment developed by the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council should be submitted to the Secretary of Commerce. NOAA Fisheries Service will present the results of the second referendum to the Council at its March 20-23, 2006, meeting in Mobile, AL.

More information about the referendum is available online.