Snapper Grouper Abbreviated Framework 2

Abbreviated Framework 2 (Vermilion Snapper and Black Sea Bass)

During the December 2017 meeting, the Council discussed options for addressing the stock status for vermilion snapper and black sea bass.  The SSC had convened in October of 2017 and reviewed the vermilion snapper (SEDAR 55) and black sea bass (SEDAR 56) projections.  Additionally, the SSC recommended an ABC for each of the two species.

In June 2018, the Council directed staff to develop an abbreviated framework amendment to adjust the ACLs based on the ABC recommendations from the SSC.  The Council received public comment and voted to send the amendment for Secretarial review at their rescheduled September 2018 meeting.

The proposed measures will be implemented on May 9, 2019



Council Process

  • Pre-Scoping:  
  • Scoping:  June 2018
  • Public Hearing:  September 2018
  • Final Approval:  October 2018

NMFS Process

  • Secretarial Review:  November 2018
  • Rule Making:  February 2019
  • Implementation:  May 9, 2019