Golden Crab & Rock Shrimp Allowable Fishing Areas Amendment

Golden Crab & Rock Shrimp Allowable Fishing Areas Amendment

(This amendment covers three Fishery Management Plans. The corresponding amendments are the following: Shrimp Amendment 11, Coral Amendment 10, & Golden Crab Amendment 10)

In March 2018, the Council directed staff to begin development of a joint amendment for coral, golden crab, and shrimp to look at access areas in the golden crab northern zone, eastern edge of the Oculina Bank Extension established in Coral Amendment 8, shrimp trawl gear stowage requirements when transiting closed areas, and VMS for golden crab vessels.  The Council approved the amendment for scoping but did not include it as an agenda item for the September  2018 Meeting.


Council Process

  • Pre-Scoping:  March 2018
  • Scoping:  TBA
  • Public Hearing:  
  • Final Approval:  

NMFS Process

  • Secretarial Review:  
  • Rule Making:  
  • Implementation: