Snapper Grouper Regulatory Amendment 29
At their March 2018 meeting, the Council removed actions pertaining to best fishing practices and powerhead regulations from Snapper Grouper Amendment 46 and requested that staff begin development of a framework amendment. The Council was concerned that other actions in Amendment 46 (recreational permitting and reporting) would take significant time to be developed and did not want to delay action on other issues.
The Council reviewed an options paper at their June 2018 meeting and approved the amendment for scoping with actions addressing venting and descending devices, circle hooks, allowable rigs, and powerheads. Scoping hearings were held in August 2018. The Council reviewed scoping comments at their September 2018 meeting. Actions and alternatives addressing venting and descending devices, circle hooks, and powerheads were approved for analysis. The action pertaining to allowable rigs was removed.
The Council will review a draft public hearing document at their March 2019 meeting.
GET INVOLVED –
- Pre-Scoping: March 2018
- Scoping: August 2018
- Public Hearing:
- Final Approval:
- Secretarial Review:
- Rule Making: