charter fisherman's Association

Reef Fish Amendment 42 - Federal Headboat Reef Fish Management

Our intention for this amendment is to provide flexibility, reduce management uncertainty, and improve economic conditions for reef fish headboat operators/owners and increase fishing opportunities for their angler passengers by establishing a management program for federally-permitted head boat vessels participating in the Southeast Region Headboat Survey.

There are a wide variety of options being proposed through the Gulf Council and more information can be found here:

Amendment 42 Draft Options Paper

Our preferred direction can best be summarized by the Report from the Ad Hoc Red Snapper Charter For-hire Advisory Panel in Appendix a, listed on page 18 of the above council document.

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