Snapper Grouper Regulatory Amendment 16

Snapper Grouper Regulatory Amendment 16

Proposed actions:
The amendment contains two actions:

  1. Addresses the prohibition on the use of black sea bass pots (implemented through Regulatory Amendment 19 and effective on October 23, 2013.)
  2. Specifies potential new black sea bass pot gear modifications that aid in gear identification in the event of a whale entanglement.

Amendment Status: Under Secretarial Review

Final Amendment Submitted


SAFMC Process

  • Pre-Scoping:  December 2013
  • Scoping:  January 2014
  • Public Hearing:  August 2015
  • Final Approval:  December 2015

NMFS Process

  • Secretarial Review: March 4, 2016
  • Rule Making: 
  • Implementation: