South Atlantic Fishery Management Council

Comprehensive Ecosystem-Based Amendment 2

Included amendments

  • CMP Amendment 21
  • Coral Amendment 7
  • Snapper Grouper Amendment 23
  • Sargassum Amendment 1
  • Comprehensive Ecosystem-Based Amendment 2

Amendment Summary

Modified management of octocorals in the South Atlantic, special management zones off South Carolina, and sea turtle release gear requirements for the snapper grouper fishery. Designated essential fish habitat (EFH) and EFH-Habitat Areas of Particular Concern for multiple fishery management plans.

Amendment documents

Implemented Regulations

  • Modifies the fishery management unit (FMU) for octocorals in the South Atlantic exclusive economic zone (EEZ).
  • Establishes an annual catch limit (ACL) for octocorals.
  • Designated new EFH-HAPCs for the Coral FMP.