Joint Coastal Migratory Pelagics Amendment 28


Joint Coastal Migratory Pelagics Amendment 28

DEVELOPMENT OF AMENDMENT STOPPED

Proposed actions:  This amendment considers ways to separate the commercial permits for king and Spanish mackerel into designated permits for each region.  Currently there is one commercial king mackerel permit and one Spanish mackerel that allows harvest in the Gulf and South Atlantic regions.  

South Atlantic scoping was held in January 2014.  The Gulf Council decided to postpone further development until after the results of SEDAR 38 are final.  The South Atlantic Council staff presented a white paper at the September 2014 Council meeting on methods to separate permits for the regions.  In March 2015, NOAA General Counsel presented considerations for separating the Fishery Management Plan and the South Atlantic Council voted to stop development of the amendment. 

Pre-Scoping

SAFMC Process

Pre-Scoping

Scoping

Public Hearing

Final Approval

September 2013

January 2014

 

 

NMFS Process

Secretarial Review

Rule Making

Implementation