National Marine Fisheries Service: New Regulation​s for Vermilion Snapper and Red Porgy Effective September 5, 2013

Population assessment updates for vermilion snapper and red porgy were recently completed.  The vermilion snapper update indicates the population is no longer undergoing overfishing (when fish are taken from the population too quickly) and is not overfished (when there are not enough fish in the population).  The stock assessment update for red porgy indicates the species is not undergoing overfishing but is still overfished.  Based on the outcome of these population assessment updates, NOAA Fisheries is proposing to modify several management measures for vermilion snapper and red porgy.

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