Snapper Grouper Vision Blueprint Commercial Regulatory Amendment 27

Snapper Grouper Vision Blueprint Commercial Regulatory Amendment 27

Proposed actions: Council directed staff to begin development of an amendment to address items identified in the Vision Blueprint addressing commercial management measures.

Most Recent Council Actions: During the June meeting, the Council proposed:

  • Consideration to establish commercial split seasons for blueline tilefish, red porgy (in addition to modifying bag limits for red porgy), snowy grouper, greater amberjack.
  • Options to establish a commercial trip limit for the Other Jacks Complex
  • Consideration of modifications to the seasonal commercial prohibition to apply to a different time period off of the east coast of Florida for black grouper and off the Carolinas for red grouper
  • Modifications to the commercial trip limit for vermilion snapper in the second season

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Council Process

  • Pre-Scoping:  September 2016
  • Scoping:  January/February 2017
  • Public Hearing:  
  • Final Approval:  

NMFS Process

  • Secretarial Review:  
  • Rule Making:  
  • Implementation: