96 percent of federal waters now open
Funds effort to reduce fish mortality in recreational fisheries
Catch shares are used in 14 fisheries managed by six fishery management councils from Alaska to Florida
99.6 percent of federal waters now open
The 1,735 samples tested so far were collected from June to September and cover a wide area of the Gulf.
The ships' owners and operators have 30 days to respond...
The change affects anglers, spear fishers and for-hire fishing vessels in Hawaii, New Jersey, Puerto Rico and U.S.V.I., although some anglers are exempt...
New science removes threat of massive bottom closures in response to red snapper mess...for now