South Atlantic Fishery Management Council

CMP Framework Amendment 13

Amendment Summary

Purpose of Amendment: Responds to the latest stock assessment (SEDAR 78). Atlantic Spanish Mackerel are neither overfished nor undergoing overfishing.  This amendment will update catch levels based on the SSC recommendations.

Action Summary: adoption of new catch-level recommendations.

Key Events: 

  • June 2023: amendment development initiated.
  • September 2023: approved for scoping.
  • November 2023: Mackerel Cobia AP discussion.
  • December 2023: work on amendment paused until after port meetings are completed. 

Amendment documents

  • Final approval
  • Implementation
  • Pre-scoping
  • Public hearing
  • Rule making
  • Scoping
  • Secretarial review

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