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Regulatory Amendment 20 to the Fishery Management Plan for the Snapper Grouper Fishery of the South Atlantic Region

  

If implemented, the amendment would adjust the annual catch limits for snowy grouper based on the acceptable biological catch specified by the South Atlantic Council's Scientific and Statistical Committee, and results of a recent stock assessment, which indicate the stock is no longer undergoing overfishing, remains overfished, and is rebuilding.  

Regulatory Amendment 20 also considers management measures to increase the commercial trip limit from 100 pounds gutted weight to 200 pounds gutted weight, and modify the recreational bag limit from 1 per vessel per day to 1 per vessel per day from May through August with no recreational retention during the rest of the year.

 

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

Point of Contact:
Nikhil Mehta
nikhil.mehta@noaa.gov   

Amendment Documents