Snapper Grouper Amendment 1
Prohibited trawl gear in the directed snapper grouper fishery south of Cape Hatteras (NC) to Cape Canaveral (FL).
- 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
- Public hearing
- Rule making
- Secretarial review