South Atlantic Fishery Management Council

Comprehensive Dealer Reporting Amendment

Included amendments

  • Coral Amendment 9
  • Golden Crab Amendment 8
  • Dolphin Wahoo Amendment 3
  • Shrimp Amendment 10
  • Snapper Grouper Amendment 40

Amendment Summary

Modified permitting and reporting requirements for seafood dealers receiving federally managed species under eight fishery management plans.

Amendment documents

Implemented Regulations

  • Modifies the permitting and reporting requirements for seafood dealers who first receive species managed by the Council FMP. These revisions create a single dealer permit for dealers who first receive fish managed by the Council, requiring both purchase and non-purchase reports to be submitted online on a weekly basis.
  • Prohibits dealers from first receiving fish from federally permitted vessels if they are delinquent in submitting reports.
  • Changes the sale and purchase provisions based on the new dealer permitting requirements.
  • Also adds regulatory language to clarify the bag limit for private recreational vessels when a trip exceeds one calendar day.