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DOC/NOAA RIN: 0648-BG06 Publication ID: Fall 2016 
Title: ●Framework Action to the Fishery Management Plan for the Reef Fish Resources of the Gulf of Mexico to Modify Gear Restrictions and the Fishing Year for Yellowtail Snapper  
Abstract: This Framework Action would modify the gear requirements to allow the use of J-hooks for the commercial harvest of yellowtail snapper south of Cape Sable, Florida, and adjust the commercial and recreational fishing year to coincide with the South Atlantic regulations, August 1 through July 31. This action would simplify the regulations so that they are consistent between the Gulf of Mexico and South Atlantic. 
Agency: Department of Commerce(DOC)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: First time published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
EO 13771 Designation: uncollected 
CFR Citation: 50 CFR 622   
Legal Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq.   
Legal Deadline:  None
Timetable:
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  11/00/2016 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: Businesses  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Roy E. Crabtree
Regional Administrator, Southeast Region
Department of Commerce
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
263 13th Avenue South,
St. Petersburg, FL 33701
Phone:727 824-5305
Fax:727 824-5308
Email: roy.crabtree@noaa.gov