South Atlantic Fishery Management Council

Snapper Grouper Amendment 14

Amendment Summary

Established eight deepwater Type II marine protected areas (MPAs) to protect a portion of the population and habitat of long-lived deepwater snapper grouper species.

Amendment documents

Implemented Regulations

  • Established deepwater MPAs at the following locations:
    • Snowy Grouper Wreck off NC
    • Off northern SC
    • Off Edisto beach
    • Off GA (for tilefish)
    • Off the North FL area (Jacksonville/St. Augustine Ridge)
    • St. Lucie Hump
    • East Hump/Un-named Hump
    • Charleston Deep Artificial Reef
  • Prohibited the use of shark bottom longlines within the MPAs