South Atlantic Fishery Management Council

Snapper Grouper Regulatory Amendment 9

Amendment Summary

Established trip limits for vermilion snapper and gag, increased trip limit for greater amberjack, and reduced bag limit for black sea bass.

Amendment documents

Implemented Regulations

  • Retained the BSB Jun-May fishing year but specified separate commercial ACLs for Jun-Nov and Dec-May based on landings from 2006-2009.
  • Reduced the BSB rec bag limit from 15 to 5 f/p/d.
  • Established a 1,500 lbs gw commercial trip limit for vermilion snapper.
  • Established a 1,000 lbs gw trip limit for gag.
  • Increased the commercial trip limit for GAJ to 1,200 lbs gw.
  • Final approval
  • Implementation
  • Pre-scoping
  • Public hearing
  • Rule making
  • Scoping
  • Secretarial review