South Atlantic Fishery Management Council

Amendments Under Development

  • Comprehensive Acceptable Biological Catch Control Rule Amendment

    Included in the Comprehensive Acceptable Biological Catch Control Rule Amendment. Modifies the Acceptable Biological Catch (ABC) Control Rule to address scientific uncertainty, management risk, and rebuilding stocks. Specifies criteria and procedures for phase-in of ABC changes and carry-over of unused portions of annual catch limits.

    Final approval
  • Comprehensive Commercial Electronic Logbook Amendment

    Included in the Joint Commercial Electronic Logbook Reporting Amendment. Modifies reporting requirements for commercial logbooks in the snapper grouper, coastal migratory pelagics (mackerel and cobia) , and dolphin wahoo fisheries.

    Public hearing
  • Coral Amendment 10

    Establishes a Shrimp Fishery Access Area along the eastern boundary of the northern extension of the Oculina Bank Habitat Area of Particular Concern.

    Final approval
  • Dolphin Wahoo Regulatory Amendment 3

    Includes actions that would increase the applicable geographic range of the 20” FL minimum size limit for dolphin, modify bag and vessel limits for dolphin, and reduce or remove captain and crew bag limits of dolphin.

  • Snapper Grouper Amendment 44

    Adjusts yellowtail snapper catch levels.

  • Snapper Grouper Amendment 46

    Addresses private recreational reporting and permitting.

  • Snapper Grouper Amendment 48

    Modernizes the wreckfish Individual Transferable Quota program.

    Public hearing
  • Snapper Grouper Amendment 49

    Adjusts greater amberjack catch levels and allocations.

    Secretarial review
  • Snapper Grouper Amendment 51

    Adjusts snowy grouper catch levels, sector allocations, management measures, and accountability measures.

    Secretarial review
  • Snapper Grouper Amendment 52

    Golden tilefish allocations and blueline tilefish bag limit and accountability measures.

    Final approval
  • Snapper Grouper Amendment 53

    Addresses gag grouper rebuilding, catch levels, and allocations.

    Final approval
  • Snapper Grouper Amendment 55

    Respond to the latest stock assessment (SEDAR 68).

  • Snapper Grouper Regulatory Amendment 35

    Addresses release mortality issues in the snapper grouper fishery and modifications to red snapper catch levels.

    Final approval