CMP Framework Amendment 6

CMP Framework Amendment 6

The new regulations for king mackerel established in CMP Amendment 26 became effective on May 11, 2017, including updated commercial trip limits for the Atlantic Southern zone. Stakeholders and the AP/Sub-Panel have recommended that the Council consider revising the trip limits to allow for a higher trip limit north of the Volusia/Brevard county line, which would mirror trip limits prior to Amendment 26.

In September 2017, the Council reviewed a document with options for alternatives to be included in a framework amendment addressing Atlantic king mackerel commercial trip limits. In December 2018, the Council approved the amendment for scoping at their March 2018 meeting. The Council reviewed public input during the March 2018 meeting and directed staff to bring a draft of Framework Amendment 6 to the June 2018 meeting. The Council also selected Alternative 3 (Season 1: 75-fish in March, 3,500 lb. from April – September for Volusia County) as their preferred.

At the June 2018 meeting, the Council approved Framework Amendment 6 for public hearings at the September 2018 Council meeting. After reviewing the document and public comments at their rescheduled September 2018 meeting, the Council approved Framework Amendment 6 for formal review. The regulations proposed in the amendment went into effect September 11, 2019.


Council Process

  • Pre-Scoping:  December 2017
  • Scoping:  March 2018
  • Public Hearing:  September 2018
  • Final Approval: October 2018

NMFS Process

  • Secretarial Review: November 2018
  • Rule Making:  March 2019
  • Implementation:  September 2019