Coastal Migratory Pelagics (Mackerel) Framework Amendment 1

Coastal Migratory Pelagics (Mackerel) Framework Amendment 1 

(The full name of this amendment is Framework Amendment 1 to the Fishery Management Plan for Coastal Migratory Pelagic Resources in the South Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico)

Proposed action: This amendment will update the ACLs for Altantic group and Gulf group Spanish mackerel based on the recent stock assessment (SEDAR 28).  The South Atlantic Council held public hearings in January 2014. The Gulf Council will review the document at their February 2014 meeting; public hearings were held at the February and April Gulf Council meetings. The South Atlantic Council took final action in March 2014, and the Gulf Council took final action in April 2014.

The amendment is in final preparation and is expected to be submitted for formal review in May 2014. 


SAFMC Process



Public Hearing

Final Approval

December 2013


January 2014

March 2014

NMFS Process

Secretarial Review

Rule Making



Submitted May 29, 2014

Proposed Rule - July 31, 2014 (closed September 2, 2014)

Final Rule: November 20, 2014

December 22, 2014