Following an updated population assessment that shows overfishing of Gulf of Mexico red snapper has ended and the population is rebounding, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is increasing the 2012 commercial and recreational fishing catch limits for the species from 7.53 million lb to 8.08 million lb. The new rule takes effect on 1 June.
“Fishermen should continue to see bigger fish and larger catches as the population rebounds,” said Sam Rauch, NOAA’s acting assistant administrator for fisheries. “I commend the (More Info)
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