Joint Coastal Migratory Pelagics Amendment 24

Joint Coastal Migratory Pelagics Amendment 24


Proposed action: The amendment will consider changes in the recreational/commercial allocations for CMP stocks with sector allocations. Council reviewed an options paper at the December 2013 Council meeting and approved for scoping to be held in January 2014. The South Atlantic Council held scoping meetings in January 2014. However, the Gulf Council chose to delay further development of the amendment until SEDAR 38 (king mackerel) is complete.

In June 2014, staff presented an options paper on permanent re-allocation, an in-season “ACL shift,” and pre-season ACL shift for Atlantic Spanish mackerel. The South Atlantic Council reviewed a more detailed options paper in December 2014 and decided to postpone further work on this amendment until 2016.



SAFMC Process



Public Hearing

Final Approval

September 2013

January 2014 



NMFS Process

Secretarial Review

Rule Making