South Atlantic Fishery Management Council

CMP Amendment 20B

Amendment Summary

Modified management measures for king mackerel, regional quotas for cobia and king and Spanish mackerel, stock boundary for cobia, and modified the framework procedure.

Amendment documents

Implemented Regulations

  • Modified the commercial hook-and-line trip limits for Gulf king mackerel, changed the commercial Gulf king mackerel season to October 1st through September 30th for the eastern zone northern subzone.
  • Established a provision allowing transit through areas closed to king mackerel fishing for vessels possessing king mackerel that were legally harvested in the EEZ off areas open to king mackerel fishing.
  • Established commercial quotas for Atlantic king mackerel and Atlantic Spanish mackerel. Modified the CMP FMP Framework procedure.
  • Modified the Gulf and Atlantic cobia ACLs and ACTs.
  • Final approval
  • Implementation
  • Pre-scoping
  • Public hearing
  • Rule making
  • Scoping
  • Secretarial review