South Atlantic Fishery Management Council

Snapper Grouper Regulatory Amendment 20

Amendment Summary

Increased the recreational and commercial annual catch limits for snowy grouper, adjusted the rebuilding strategy, increased the commercial trip limit, and modified the recreational fishing season.

Amendment documents

Implemented Regulations

  • Adjust the rebuilding plan and defined a plan that maintains a constant F (F=75%Fmsy) throughout the rebuilding plan Year 1 remains 2006 and yield at 75%Fmsy and ABC projections will change with each assessment.
  • ABC would change each year until 2019 and 2019 ABC would remain in place until modified, set ACL as ACL=OY=ABC and sector allocations of 83% commercial and 17% rec, modified the commercial trip limit to 200 lbs gw, modified the rec bag limit from 1 f/v/d to 1 f/v/d from May – Aug only and not retention the rest of the year.
  • Final approval
  • Implementation
  • Pre-scoping
  • Public hearing
  • Rule making
  • Scoping
  • Secretarial review
Species Affected