South Atlantic Fishery Management Council

Amendments Under Development

  • CMP Amendment 32

    Includes actions to end overfishing of Gulf cobia and update the Coastal Migratory Pelagics framework procedures.

    Rule making
  • CMP Amendment 33

    Revises sector allocations for Gulf migratory group king mackerel.

    Scoping
  • CMP Amendment 34

    Updates catch levels for Atlantic migratory group king mackerel and revises management measures for Atlantic migratory group king mackerel and Atlantic migratory group Spanish mackerel.

    Secretarial review
  • Comprehensive Acceptable Biological Catch Control Rule Amendment

    Included in the Comprehensive Acceptable Biological Catch Control Rule Amendment. Modifies the Acceptable Biological Catch (ABC) Control Rule to address scientific uncertainty, management risk, and rebuilding stocks. Specifies criteria and procedures for phase-in of ABC changes and carry-over of unused portions of annual catch limits.

    Final approval
  • Comprehensive Commercial Electronic Logbook Amendment

    Included in the Joint Commercial Electronic Logbook Reporting Amendment. Modifies reporting requirements for commercial logbooks in the snapper grouper, coastal migratory pelagics (mackerel and cobia) , and dolphin wahoo fisheries.

    Public hearing
  • Coral Amendment 10

    Establishes a Shrimp Fishery Access Area along the eastern boundary of the northern extension of the Oculina Bank Habitat Area of Particular Concern.

    Secretarial review
  • Dolphin Wahoo Regulatory Amendment 3

    includes actions that would increase the applicable geographic range of the 20” FL minimum size limit for dolphin, modify bag and vessel limits for dolphin, and reduce or remove captain and crew bag limits of dolphin.

    Scoping
  • Snapper Grouper Amendment 44

    Adjusts yellowtail snapper catch levels.

    Scoping
  • Snapper Grouper Amendment 46

    Addresses private recreational reporting and permitting.

    Pre-scoping
  • Snapper Grouper Amendment 48

    Modernizes the wreckfish Individual Transferable Quota program.

    Public hearing
  • Snapper Grouper Amendment 49

    Adjusts greater amberjack catch levels and allocations.

    Final approval
  • Snapper Grouper Amendment 50

    Addresses red porgy catch levels, allocations, and rebuilding.

    Final approval
  • Snapper Grouper Amendment 51

    Adjusts snowy grouper catch levels, sector allocations, management measures, and accountability measures.

    Final approval
  • Snapper Grouper Amendment 52

    Golden tilefish allocations and blueline tilefish bag limit and accountability measures.

    Public hearing
  • Snapper Grouper Amendment 53

    Addresses gag grouper rebuilding, catch levels, and allocations.

    Public hearing
  • Snapper Grouper Regulatory Amendment 31

    Considers consistent recreational accountability measures for snapper grouper species.

    Scoping
  • Snapper Grouper Regulatory Amendment 35

    Addresses release mortality issues in the snapper grouper fishery and modifications to red snapper catch levels.

    Public hearing