Snapper Grouper Amendment 49

Snapper Grouper Amendment 49

(Greater Amberjack Catch Levels and Allocations)

In June 2020 the Council received the results of the stock assessment for Greater Amberjack.  Greater Amberjack were determined to be neither overfished nor was overfishing occurring. Snapper Grouper Amendment 49 will consider modifications to the annual catch limit, optimum yield, and sector allocations.  

The Council reviewed an options paper at the December 2020 meeting and provided guidance to staff on how to further develop the amendment. The Council will review an updated options paper during the March 2021 Council Meeting and will consider approving the amendment for public scoping sessions.


Staff Contact 

Dr. Mike Schmidtke (


Public Comment 

Council Process

  • Pre-Scoping: December 2020
  • Scoping:  
  • Public Hearing:  
  • Final Approval:  

NMFS Process

  • Secretarial Review:  
  • Rule Making:  
  • Implementation: