11/5/13 – Tune in Nov 7 and Nov 18 for SAFMC Webinars: Scoping and Public Hearings on Snapper Grouper and Dolphin Wahoo Amendments

Register and Tune In to Upcoming Webinars!

Public Comment Being Accepted on Amendments for Snapper Grouper and Dolphin and Wahoo through November 20, 2013.

Council staff will provide presentations on two amendments currently under development by the Council during two upcoming webinars. The webinars will serve as a scoping meeting for Snapper Grouper Amendment 31 and a public hearing for Dolphin Wahoo Amendment 7.

Amendment Documents and Materials: The scoping and public hearing documents as well as video presentations about both amendments are available on the Council's Public Hearing and Scoping Meeting page.

Registration is required for each webinar and is available at the links below.

Webinar Schedule:

November 7, 2013 at 6:00 PM 

Snapper Grouper Amendment 31 -

The stock assessment for blueline tilefish was completed in 2013 and indicates the stock is overfished and undergoing overfishing.  The amendment will include actions to adopt new biological benchmarks from the assessment, establish a rebuilding plan, and implement appropriate management measures to end overfishing.



November 18, 2013 at 6:00 PM

Dolphin Wahoo Amendment 7 -

This amendment considers allowing fishermen to bring dolphin and wahoo fillets from the Bahamas into the US EEZ as is currently allowed with snapper grouper species. 



Submit Public Comment:

Can't attend the webinars? Written comments are also being accepted for each amendment and are due by 5 pm on November 20, 2014. Comments may be submitted by:


Scoping and Public Hearing Webinars scheduled for Nov 7 and Nov 18 at 6pm.