Archive – Public Hearing: October 2016

Archive - Public Hearing: October 2016

Coastal Migratory Pelagics Amendment 30 (Atlantic cobia recreational fishing season)

QUICK LINKS: Click on the quick links below to direct you to information on the public hearing and scoping meetings, including:

Meeting Schedule - Meeting Dates and Locations

The public hearing for CMP Amendment 30 is being held by webinar only. The webinar is scheduled for October 25, 2016 at 6:00 PM. Registration for the webinar is required and the registration link is listed below.

The Council will be taking public comment during the webinar and will also accept written comments. See below for instructions on submitting written comments.

Public Hearing

Coastal Migratory Pelagic Amendment 30 (Atlantic cobia recreational fishing season) - This amendment includes one action to change the recreational fishing year for Atlantic cobia. In combination with the proposed changes to the recreational bag/vessel limit and minimum size limit in Framework Amendment 4 (approved by the SAFMC in September 2016), the change to the recreational fishing year is expected to reduce the risk of exceeding the recreational annual catch limit before participants in all states have opportunities to fish for cobia.The proposed measure would impact management of Atlantic cobia, which extends from the FL/GA border northward to NY.

Meeting Materials: Amendment Documents & Presentations

Note: View the video presentations at the SAFMC YouTube channel!

CMP Amendment 30

Submitting Written Public Comment

Written comments may be submitted by using the online public comment form, mail, or fax. The comment period will open on October 11, 2016 once amendment materials are posted to the website.

Deadline for Submitting Written Comments:

All written comments are due by 5 PM on November 15, 2016.

  • Comments submitted using the online public comment form: Use the comment form links below to submit comments on each amendment. All comments submitted will be automatically posted to the website and accessible for the public to view.
  • If you have a comment that has letterhead, multiple signatures, graphics, images, or is in the form of a pdf document, please e-mail directly to These comments will be posted under the public hearing meeting page under the Other Comments link.

CMP Amendment 30 (Atlantic Cobia)

The public may also submit comments by mail or fax:

  • Comments by mail: Send comments to Gregg Waugh, Executive Director, SAFMC, 4055 Faber Place Drive, Suite 201, N. Charleston, SC 29405
  • Comments by fax: Send to 843/769-4520