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DOC/NOAA RIN: 0648-BJ20 Publication ID: Spring 2020 
Title: Amendment 51 to the Fishery Management Plan for the Reef Fish Resources of the Gulf of Mexico; Establish Gray Snapper Status Determination Criteria and Modify Annual Catch Limits 

This rulemaking action proposes to implement the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council's Amendment 51 to the Fishery Management Plan for Gulf of Mexico Reef Fish. In implementing Amendment 51, this action proposes to establish status determination criteria consistent with Magnuson Stevens Act National Standard 1 Guidelines for gray snapper, including an estimate of the maximum sustainable yield (MSY) proxy, minimum stock size threshold, and optimum yield for the Gulf of Mexico gray snapper stock. In addition, the action proposes to modify the gray snapper annual catch limit (ACL) consistent with a recent stock assessment and the preferred MSY proxy, which uses the fishing mortality rate corresponding to 26 percent spawning potential ratio.

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: Not subject to, not significant 
CFR Citation: 50 CFR 622   
Legal Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq.   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
Notice of Availability  02/28/2020  85 FR 11937   
NPRM  06/00/2020 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
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