South Atlantic Fishery Management Council

Spiny Lobster Regulatory Amendment 4

Amendment Summary

Addressed spiny lobster annual catch limit and recreational traps.

Amendment documents

Implemented Regulations

  • Modified the definition of management benchmarks including MSY, MFMT, ACL, and ACT.
  • Prohibited the use of traps for the recreational harvest of spiny lobster in the south Atlantic EEZ.
  • Final approval
  • Implementation
  • Pre-scoping
  • Public hearing
  • Rule making
  • Scoping
  • Secretarial review