South Atlantic Fishery Management Council

Oct./Nov. 2023 Public Scoping: CMP Framework Amendment 13

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Location: Via webinar only.

Public Scoping Materials The South Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold a series of scoping meetings via webinar pertaining to Framework Amendment 13 to the Fishery Management Plan for Coastal Migratory Pelagic Resources in the Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic Region. The amendment addresses Atlantic migratory group Spanish mackerel catch levels. The scoping meetings […]

July/Aug. 2023 Public Scoping: Snapper Grouper Amendment 55

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Meeting Briefing Materials The South Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold three virtual scoping meeting pertaining to Amendment 55 to the Fishery Management Plan (FMP) for Snapper Grouper Resources in the South Atlantic Region. This amendment reorganizes the Other South Atlantic Shallow Water Grouper Complex and establishes a Scamp and Yellowmouth Complex, addresses a […]

July 2023 Public Hearings: Commercial Electronic Logbook Amendment

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Location: Via webinar only.

Meeting Briefing Materials The Council will hold three webinar public hearings pertaining to the Comprehensive Amendment Addressing Electronic Reporting for Commercial Vessels. The amendment is being developed jointly with the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council to modify reporting for commercial fishing vessels issued South Atlantic or Gulf of Mexico permits and currently reporting through […]

Jan/Feb. 2023 Public Scoping: Snapper Grouper Amendment 46

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The South Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold two virtual public scoping meetings pertaining to Amendment 46 to the Fishery Management Plan (FMP) for Snapper Grouper Resources in the South Atlantic Region.  This amendment would establish a permit and education requirement for the private recreational component of the snapper grouper fishery.  The scoping sessions […]

Jan. 2023 Public Hearings: Snapper Grouper Regulatory Amendment 35

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Location: Various locations outlined on Public Hearing page.

The Council will hold six in-person public hearings and one public hearing via webinar pertaining to Regulatory Amendment 35 to the Fishery Management Plan (FMP) for the Snapper Grouper Fishery of the South Atlantic Region. This framework amendment considers revisions to South Atlantic red snapper catch levels following the most recent stock assessment (SEDAR 73) […]

Jan. 2023 Public Hearing: Snapper Grouper Amendment 53

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The South Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold two public hearings via webinar pertaining to Amendment 53 to the Fishery Management Plan (FMP) for Snapper Grouper Resources in the South Atlantic Region.  This amendment addresses a rebuilding plan, catch levels, sector allocations, and changes to commercial and recreational management measures for the South Atlantic […]

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 […]