South Atlantic Fishery Management Council

Snapper Grouper Regulatory Amendment 36

Amendment Summary

Purpose of Amendment: Consider the 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 vessel limits for gag and black grouper.

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

Key Events

  • September 2023: Amendment development initiated.
  • December 2023: Approved for scoping.
  • March 2024: Reviewed scoping comments and provided direction for further amendment development. 
  • June 2024: Approved for public hearings. 

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

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