Snapper Grouper Regulatory Amendment 29

Snapper Grouper Regulatory Amendment 29

At their March 2018 meeting, the Council removed actions pertaining to best fishing practices and powerhead regulations from 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 will be held in August 2018. The Council will review scoping comments and approve actions and alternatives to be analyzed at their September 2018 meeting.



Council Process

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

NMFS Process

  • Secretarial Review:  
  • Rule Making:  
  • Implementation: