Snapper Grouper Regulatory Amendment 21


Snapper Grouper Regulatory Amendment 21

Proposed actions:  The SSC recommended that for blueline tilefish, and other species with low natural mortalities, the MSST be set at 75%SSBMSY to avoid a stock’s status shifting between “overfished” and “not overfished” simply because of natural annual variation in recruitment, etc.  At the December 2013 meeting, the Council requested that Regulatory Amendment 21 be developed to consider changing the MSST definition to 75%SSBMSYfor snapper grouper species with low natural mortalities.  The Council reviewed the amendment at the March 2014 meeting and held a public hearing during the meeting week.The amendment was submitted for formal review on April 1, 2014 and is awaiting final approval.

 

Pre-Scoping

SAFMC Process

Pre-Scoping

Scoping

Public Hearing

Final Approval

December 2013

 

March 2014

March 2014

NMFS Process

Secretarial Review

Rule Making

Implementation

 

April 1, 2014

Final Rule: October 7, 2014

November 6, 2014