Management Structure – AL Shrimp


The Alabama shrimp fishery is part of a larger Gulf of Mexico shrimp fishery, based on stock determinations,  and is managed regionally. Management of the Gulf of Mexico shrimp fishery is the responsibility of GMFMC and NOAA Fisheries in waters from three nautical miles (nm) out to 200 nm. Individual states maintain responsibility for management within state waters; therefore, ADCNR is responsible for management of shrimp in Alabama state waters out to three nautical miles. Alabama participates in the GMFMC and manages the shrimp fishery in state waters consistent with federal regulations.


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