South Atlantic Fishery Management Council

CMP Amendment 20A

Amendment Summary

Prohibited bag limit sales of king and Spanish mackerel in the Atlantic except for state-permitted tournaments and removed income requirements for CMP permits.

Amendment documents

Implemented Regulations

  • Prohibited the sale of Atlantic and Gulf king and Spanish mackerel caught under the bag limit.
  • Atlantic and Gulf king and Spanish mackerel harvested or possessed under the bag limit during a fishing tournament may be donated to a dealer who will sell those fish and donate the proceeds to charity, but only if the tournament organizers have a permit from a state to conduct that tournament and the transfer and reporting requirements are followed.
  • Eliminated income requirements for commercial king and Spanish mackerel permits. 
  • Final approval
  • Implementation
  • Pre-scoping
  • Public hearing
  • Rule making
  • Scoping
  • Secretarial review