South Atlantic Fishery Management Council

Spiny Lobster Amendment 2

Amendment Summary

Modified the statement of optimum yield, established a protocol and procedure for a cooperative state/Council management system, and added information on vessel safety and habitat.

Amendment documents

Implemented Regulations

  • Restated OY for the fishery.
  • Stated protocols and a regulatory amendment procedure for more effective cooperative management between the Councils and states.
  • Final approval
  • Implementation
  • Pre-scoping
  • Public hearing
  • Rule making
  • Scoping
  • Secretarial review

Species Affected