South Atlantic Fishery Management Council

Sept. 2022 Public Hearing: Snapper Grouper Amendments 51 and 52

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Location: Via webinar only. Two sessions.

Snapper Grouper Amendment 51 addresses catch levels for Snowy Grouper based on the latest stock assessment and adjusts management measures as needed. Amendment 52 adjusts catch levels for Golden Tilefish based on results of the latest stock assessment and includes changes to recreational accountability and management measures for Blueline Tilefish. The public hearings will take place […]

Aug. Public Hearing: ABC Control Rule

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Location: Via webinar only.

The South Atlantic Fishery Management Council is holding a public hearing to obtain input on the Comprehensive Acceptable Biological Catch (ABC) Control Rule Amendment, which affects the Fishery Management Plan (FMP) for Dolphin Wahoo, Golden Crab, and the Snapper Grouper FMP of the South Atlantic Region.  Public Hearing Materials Public Hearing Summary Public Hearing Presentation […]

Feb. 2022 Public Scoping: Snowy, Golden Tilefish, Blueline Tilefish, and Gag Grouper

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Location: Via webinar only. Three sessions.

The Council will hold a series of scoping meetings via webinar pertaining to Amendments 51, 52, and 53 to the Fishery Management Plan for the Snapper Grouper Fishery of the South Atlantic Region. The amendments adjust catch levels for snowy grouper, golden tilefish, and gag based on results of the latest stock assessments for those […]

Nov. 2021 Public Hearing: King Mackerel & Spanish Mackerel (Coastal Migratory Pelagics Amendment 34)

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Location: Via webinar only. Two sessions.

Purpose of Amendment: in June 2020 the Council received the results of the SEDAR 38 Update for King Mackerel.  Atlantic King Mackerel were determined to be neither overfished nor was overfishing occurring.  This amendment will update catch levels based on the SSC recommendations and make modifications to management measures aimed at increasing interest in the king mackerel fishery.  Action Summary: adoption of […]

Nov. 2021 Public Scoping: Yellowtail Snapper Catch Levels & Allocations (Snapper Grouper Amendment 44)

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Location: Via webinar only. Two sessions.

Purpose of Amendment: Revise Acceptable Biological Catch based on latest assessment (SEDAR 64 2019) and revised landings (MRIP-FES)   Action Summary: Adopt recommended Acceptable Biological Catch, adjust jurisdictional allocation between the South Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico Councils, adjust Annual Catch Limits, and sector allocations (South Atlantic only).  Helpful Documents and Presentations:

Oct. 2021 Public Hearings: Coastal Migratory Pelagics Framework Amendment 32

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Location: Public Hearings were held in-person at various locations along the East coast of Florida.

Public Hearings will be held in-person at various locations along the East coast of Florida to collect public input on proposed modifications to management measures for Gulf Migratory Group Cobia, which includes the Florida East Coast Zone. Purpose of Amendment: the results of SEDAR 58 for Gulf cobia indicate that the stock is currently undergoing overfishing […]