South Atlantic Fishery Management Council

Snapper Grouper Regulatory Amendment 36

Amendment Summary

Purpose of Amendment: Consider addition of on-demand pots currently used under an exempted fishing permit as an allowable gear for commercial harvest of black sea bass. Revise recreational bag limits for gag and black grouper.

Action Summary: Add on-demand pots as an allowable commercial gear for black sea bass; revise the bag limits for gag and black grouper to be an aggregate bag limit including both species.

Key Events

  • September 2023: Amendment development initiated.

Most recent amendment documents

Pending development.

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

Public comments

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