South Atlantic Fishery Management Council

Spiny Lobster Regulatory Amendment 1

Amendment Summary

Established a trap certification program and modified possession, gear, bag limit, and diving regulations.

Amendment documents

Implemented Regulations

  • Established a spiny lobster trap certificate protocol with the Florida Department of Natural Resources.
  • Required that all persons fishing commercial with traps in the EEZ off Florida identify each trap with a trap tag issued under the State trap certificate program.
  • Final approval
  • Implementation
  • Pre-scoping
  • Public hearing
  • Rule making
  • Scoping
  • Secretarial review

Species Affected