Snapper Grouper Regulatory Amendment 14

Snapper Grouper Regulatory Amendment 14

Proposed Actions: (1) modify the commercial and recreational fishing years for greater amberjack, (2) modify the recreational fishing year for black sea bass; (3) modify the recreational accountability measure for black sea bass; (4) modify the commercial fishing year for black sea bass; (5) change the commercial fishing seasons for vermilion snapper; (6) modify the trip limit for gag; and (7) modify the recreational accountability measure for vermilion snapper.

Public hearings were held in August 2013 and the Council approved this amendment for submission to the Secretary of Commerce at their September 2013 meeting.  The amendment was approved by the Secretary of Commerce and regulations were implemented on December 8, 2014..

Snapper Grouper Regulatory Amendment 14

Pre-Scoping

SAFMC Process

Pre-Scoping

Scoping

Public Hearing

Final Approval

December 2013

N/A

August 2013

September 2013

NMFS Process

Secretarial Review

Rule Making

Implementation

 

Winter 2014

Proposed Rule: April 25, 2014 

Final Rule: November 7, 2014

December 8, 2014