South Atlantic Fishery Management Council

Golden Crab Fishery Management Plan

Amendment summary

Established a limited entry system and divided the fishery into three zones, required escape gaps with degradable panels in crab traps and that crabs be landed whole, and prohibited sale of female crabs.

Amendment documents

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