South Atlantic Fishery Management Council

Snapper Grouper Amendment 46

Amendment summary

Purpose of the Amendment: Address deficiencies in recreational data through the creation of a permit and reporting requirement for private recreational vessels.

Action Summary: This amendment will investigate requiring a permit for anglers to participate in the recreational snapper grouper fishery and whether there will be or what type of trip reporting requirements would be required for anglers to participate in the snapper grouper fishery.

Key Events: 

  • November 2020: Council discussed during November 9, 2020, webinar and opted to suspend work on the amendment. The Council directed staff to convene a workgroup to include state and MRIP representatives, and Council staff to explore approaches for a private recreational permit and reporting requirements in the South Atlantic region. The workgroup has convened twice during 2021. 
  • December 2021: The Council requested that discussion on this amendment be added to the March 2022 agenda. 
  • March 2022: Council will review background information and identify where the Council left off when work was suspended on the amendment.

Most recent amendment documents

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

Public comments