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Snapper-Grouper Amendment 27

This amendment would:  

  • Establish the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council as the responsible entity for managing Nassau grouper throughout its range including federal waters of the Gulf of Mexico.
  • Increase the crew member limit from three to four on vessels with both a South Atlantic Charter/Headboat Permit for Snapper Grouper and a South Atlantic Unlimited or 225-Pound Permit for Snapper Grouper (referred to as “dual-permitted” vessels).
  • Allow crew members of federally permitted snapper–grouper vessels to retain bag limit quantities of all snapper-grouper species.
  • Minimize regulatory delay when adjustments to snapper grouper species’ ABC, ACLs, and ACTs are needed as a result of new stock assessments.
  • Remove blue runner from the Fishery Management Plan for the Snapper-Grouper Fishery of the South Atlantic Region.


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

Point of Contact:
Kate Michie

Amendment Documents