Snapper Grouper Amendment 52

Snapper Grouper Amendment 52

(Golden Tilefish Allocations and Blueline Tilefish Recreational Bag Limit & Accountability Measures)

Purpose of Amendment: To respond to the latest stock assessment for golden tilefish in the South Atlantic region and to modify management measures for blueline tilefish.

Action Summary: 

  • Establish different start dates for commercial golden tilefish hook and line and long line seasons 
  • Revise accountability measures for golden tilefish 
  • Adjust the recreational bag limit for blueline tilefish  
  • Modify blueline tilefish recreational accountability measures 


Key Events: 

  • June 2021: The Council received the results of SEDAR 66 
  • October 2021: the Snapper Grouper AP will discuss and provide recommendations 
  • December 2021: The Council reviewed the AP’s recommendations and an options paper and approved the amendment for scoping.  
  • February 2022: Public Scoping will be held February 1, 2, & 3 via webinar.




Staff Contact:

Roger Pugliese (


Public Comments –

Council Process

  • Scoping:  February 2022
  • Public Hearing:  
  • Final Approval:  

NMFS Process

  • Secretarial Review:  
  • Rule Making:  
  • Implementation: