Pew Comments on Amendment 28 to the Reef Fish Fishery Management Plan

Pew Comments on Amendment 28 to the Reef Fish Fishery Management Plan

On March 25, 2014, Chad W. Hanson of The Pew Charitable Trusts wrote a letter to Doug Boyd, Chairman of the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council, regarding Amendment 28 to the Reef Fish Fishery Management Plan [Red Snapper Allocation].

Hanson wrote, "In general, Pew supports periodic and systematic review of all allocations, though we typically do not get involved in specific allocation decisions. However, for red snapper in Am28, there are conservation issues that merit serious consideration as part of the reallocation deliberations. Specifically, any shifts in allocation of red snapper to the recreational fishery should be accompanied with accountability measures (AMs) to more effectively constrain the recreational sector to the prescribed annual catch limit (ACL)."

Download the full letter as a PDF.

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