CMP Amendment 34

Coastal Migratory Pelagics Amendment 34 (formerly Coastal Migratory Pelagics Framework Amendment 10)

King Mackerel Catch Levels and Allocations

In June 2020 the Council received the results of SEDAR 38 Update for King Mackerel.  King Mackerel were determined to be neither overfished nor was overfishing occurring.  This amendment will consider modifications to management measures and sector allocations. A meeting of the Mackerel Cobia Advisory Panel was held via webinar on November 2, 2020. The AP reviewed the amendment and provided recommendations. 

At their December 2020 meeting the Council reviewed input from the AP and provided guidance to staff on actions and alternatives to develop. They also approved the amendment for scoping to be held during the March 2021 meeting. 

In June 2021, staff presented preliminary analysis for the Council to consider when and selecting preferred alternatives were selected for several actions. and approval for public hearings. The Gulf Council reviewed the preliminary analysis at their June 2021 meeting and provided guidance to staff. In September 2021, staff will present an updated document for the Council to review and consider approval for public hearings. 

Get the latest information on the amendment at the story map below.


Staff Contact:

Christina Wiegand (


Public Comments –

Council Process

  • Pre-Scoping:  November 2020
  • Scoping:  March 2021
  • Public Hearing:  
  • Final Approval:  

NMFS Process

  • Secretarial Review:  
  • Rule Making:  
  • Implementation: