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

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

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