Comments submitted during public meetings are recorded, and written comments are displayed in full on the Council website. All comments are summarized and presented to the Council before fishery management decisions are made.




The beginning phase of Amendment development.  We’re gathering ideas about how to solve a fishery problem or address a need.  Help us identify issues, potential impacts, and reasonable solutions so we can develop reasonable management actions and alternatives.

Spiny Lobster Gear Requirements and Cooperative Management Procedures

(Amendment 13)

Status Determination Criteria and Optimum Yield for Reef Fish (Amendment 48) and Red Drum (Amendment 5)

Framework Action to Modify the Recreational Red Snapper ACTs

Carryover of Unharvested Quota

ABC Control Rule Revisions and Framework Procedure

Commercial Reef Fish IFQ Modifications

(Reef Fish 36B)

Federal Headboat Reef Fish Management

(Reef Fish Amendment 42)

Red Snapper Management for Federally Permitted Charter Vessels

(Reef Fish Amendment 41)

Framework Action – Greater Amberjack Recreational Bag Limits, Recreational Seasonal Quotas, and Commercial Trip Limits

Modification of For-Hire Historical Captain Permits

Public Hearings


Options and alternatives that can potentially solve a fishery issue have been developed along with biological, social, and economic analysis.  Help us identify the potential impacts of the proposed alternatives to guide the Council’s decision making process.

Sea Turtle Release Protocol and Gear

(Amendment 49)

Deep Sea Coral Protection Areas

(Coral Amendment 9)

Loggerhead Sea Turtle

Greater Amberjack

Spiny Lobster

Red Snapper

Hypnogorgia pendula Coral

Vermilion Snapper

Gray Triggerfish

Mutton Snapper

Gag Grouper

Rule Making



Once the Council takes final action on an issue, the proposed management measure is forwarded to the Secretary of Commerce for review. Measures that are approved and implemented will move to the appropriate Implemented Management Measure page.

Spiny Lobster Annual Catch Limits and Targets and Recreational Trap Prohibition in the South Atlantic

(Regulatory Amendment 4)

Commercial IFQ Program Modifications

(Reef Fish Amendment 36A)

Framework Action to Modify Mutton Snapper and Gag Management Measures

Modifications to Charter Vessel and Headboat Reporting Requirements