South Atlantic Fishery Management Council

Snapper Grouper Amendment 1

Amendment Summary

Prohibited trawl gear in the directed snapper grouper fishery south of Cape Hatteras (NC) to Cape Canaveral (FL).

Amendment documents

Implemented Regulations

  • Prohibited trawl gear south of Cape Hatteras, NC, and north of Cape Canaveral, FL.
  • A vessel with trawl gear and more than 200 lbs of fish in the snapper grouper fishery on board will be defined as a directed fishery.
  • Update of the habitat section of the FMP – developed a description of the habitat of the stocks comprising the MU, habitat condition, habitat threats, habitat information needs, habitat protection programs, and recommendations. 
  • Final approval
  • Implementation
  • Pre-scoping
  • Public hearing
  • Rule making
  • Scoping
  • Secretarial review