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DOC/NOAA RIN: 0648-BI84 Publication ID: Fall 2019 
Title: Amendments 50A-F to the Fishery Management Plan for Reef Fish in the Gulf of Mexico 

This rule would implement several fishery management plan amendments developed by the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council, which includes representatives from the five Gulf of Mexico (Gulf) States (Florida, Mississippi, Alabama, Louisiana, and Texas). The rule would delegate limited authority to Florida, Mississippi, Alabama, Louisiana, and Texas, to manage fishing for red snapper by the private-angling component in Federal waters of the Gulf. The States would be required to establish a season and would be permitted to establish a bag limit, minimum size limit between 14 and 18 inches, and a maximum size limit. This rule would also apportion the private-angling annual catch limit amongst the States; establish a procedure to allow a Gulf state to request the closure of areas of Federal waters adjacent to state waters to private-angler red snapper fishing; and establish post-season quota adjustments for each of the Gulf states.

Agency: Department of Commerce(DOC)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
EO 13771 Designation: Deregulatory 
CFR Citation: 50 CFR 622   
Legal Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq.   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
Notice of Availability  08/06/2019  84 FR 38198   
NPRM  10/02/2019  84 FR 52438   
NPRM Comment Period End  11/01/2019 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: State 
Small Entities Affected: No  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