South Atlantic Fishery Management Council

Comprehensive Acceptable Biological Catch Control Rule Amendment

Included amendments

  • Dolphin Wahoo Amendment 11
  • Golden Crab Amendment 11
  • Snapper Grouper Amendment 45

Amendment summary

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.

Amendment documents

Under development.

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

Public comments