South Atlantic Fishery Management Council

Snapper Grouper Amendment 55

Amendment Summary

Purpose of Amendment: Respond to the latest stock assessment (SEDAR 68).

Action Summary: Establish a scamp/yellowmouth grouper complex, remove yellowmouth grouper from the shallow water grouper (SWG) complex, establish catch levels and sector allocations for the new complex, and adjust catch levels and sector allocations for the SWG complex.

Key Events

  • March 2023: an overview of the assessment and direction to staff to begin work on a plan amendment¬†

Most recent amendment documents

Not yet developed.

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

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