National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration May 14, 2009 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Fisheries of the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and South Atlantic; Snapper-grouper Fishery of the South Atlantic; Closure of the 2009 Commercial Fishery for Black Sea Bass in the South Atlantic
Document Number: E9-11298
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-05-14
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS closes the commercial fishery for black sea bass in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ) of the South Atlantic. NMFS has determined that the quota for the commercial fishery for black sea bass will have been reached by May 15, 2009. This closure is necessary to protect the black sea bass resource.