50 CFR § 622.7 - Fishing years.

§ 622.7 Fishing years.

The fishing year for species or species groups governed in this part is January 1 through December 31 except for the following:

(a) Allowable octocoral - October 1 through September 30.

(b) King and Spanish mackerel. The fishing year for the king and Spanish mackerel bag limits specified in § 622.382 is January 1 through December 31. The following fishing years apply only for the king and Spanish mackerel quotas specified in § 622.384:

(1) Gulf migratory group king mackerel -

(i) Southern zone - July 1 through June 30.

(ii) Northern zone - October 1 through September 30.

(iii) Western zone - July 1 through June 30.

(2) Gulf migratory group Spanish mackerel - April through March.

(3) South Atlantic migratory group king and Spanish mackerel - March through February.

(c) Wreckfish - April 16 through April 15.

(d) South Atlantic greater amberjack - March 1 through the end of February.

(e) South Atlantic black sea bass recreational sector - April 1 through March 31. (Note: The fishing year for the commercial sector for black sea bass is January 1 through December 31).

(f) South Atlantic yellowtail snapper - August 1 through July 31.

(g) Gulf of Mexico yellowtail snapper - August 1 through July 31.

(h) Gulf of Mexico greater amberjack recreational sector - August 1 through July 31. (Note: The fishing year for the commercial sector for greater amberjack is January 1 through December 31).

[78 FR 22952, Apr. 17, 2013, as amended at 79 FR 66322, Nov. 7, 2014; 80 FR 4218, Jan. 27, 2015; 81 FR 45248, July 13, 2016; 81 FR 10311, Feb. 10, 2017; 82 FR 17394, Apr. 11, 2017; 83 FR 13428, Mar. 29, 2018]