Snapper-Grouper Amendment 28

A limited red snapper fishing season was established in 2012 through an emergency action under the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act.  The South Atlantic Council determined that some directed harvest could be allowed without compromising the rebuilding of the red snapper stock to target levels, and they saw the limited harvest as an opportunity to collect additional data on red snapper.  Through Amendment 28, the South Atlantic Council intends to establish a process that would allow this type of limited harvest for red snapper to occur in 2013 and in the future, depending on the projected mortalities (landings and discards) for the current fishing year, and the amount of harvest from the previous year.

To reach the Sustainable Fisheries Branch staff, please call 727-824-5305.

Point of Contact:
Rick DeVictor

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