NOAA Fisheries announced on August 11th that annual catch limit changes for commercial and recreational sectors of South Atlantic gag and wreckfish ahve been made. The final rule for Regulatory Amendment 22 to the Fishery Management Plan for the Snapper-Grouper Fishery of the South Atlantic Region will publish on August 12, 2015.
The final rule adjusts the annual catch limits for gag and wreckfish based on the outcome of population assessments.
Regulations implementing the wreckfish commercial annual catch limit will be effective on August 12, 2015. Regulations implementing the wreckfish recreational annual catch limit will be effective on September 11, 2015.
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