South Atlantic Fishery Management Council

Spiny Lobster Amendment 11

Amendment Summary

Established measures to help protect threatened and endangered species and created 60 new closed areas.

Amendment documents

Implemented Regulations

  • Created new closed areas in the EEZ off the Florida Keys with identified Staghorn and Elkhorn corals and prohibit spiny lobster trapping within the identified areas.
  • Final approval
  • Implementation
  • Pre-scoping
  • Public hearing
  • Rule making
  • Scoping
  • Secretarial review

Species Affected