Generic Accountability Measure & Dolphin Allocations Amendment

Generic Accountability Measures & Dolphin Allocations Amendment

Proposed actions:  An Options Paper will be presented to the Council at the December 2013 meeting including options to modify/establish allocations for snapper grouper species, dolphin, and wahoo. Allocations for snapper grouper were removed from the amendment and will be developed in a separate amendment once the Visioning process is complet. The amendment will also include options to modify accountability measures for snapper grouper species and golden crab.  The intent is to make AMs consistent across FMPs. 

The Council approved for scoping at the December 2013 meeting.  Scoping was held via webinar in February 2014. The Council will review the amendment at their June 2014 meeting with possible public hearings in August 2014.


SAFMC Process



Public Hearing

Final Approval

December 2013

Feb 2014 (via webinar)



NMFS Process

Secretarial Review

Rule Making