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.

Draft/Scoping

 

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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

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Possessing Venting Tools
and Descending Devices
When Fishing for Reef Fish

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Status Determination Criteria and Optimum Yield for Reef Fish

Framework Action to Modify the Recreational Red Snapper ACTs

Carryover Provisions to Harvest Uncaught Quota and Framework Modifications

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)

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

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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

Fishing Boats

Rule Making

 

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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.

Framework Action Recreational Greater Amberjack Closed Season and Fishing Year

Framework Action Greater Amberjack Rebuilding Plan

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

(Regulatory Amendment 4)

Framework Action to Modify the Number of Unrigged Hooks Carried Onboard Bottom Longline Vessels

Minimum Stock Size Threshold for Reef Fish Stocks

(Reef Fish Amendment 44)

Modify Vermilion Snapper ACLs and MSY Proxies

(Reef Fish Amendment 47)

Establishing Optimum Yield, Target Number of Permits, Permit Pool, and Addressing Transit Provisions Through Federal Waters

(Shrimp Amendment 17B)

Commercial IFQ Program Modifications

(Reef Fish Amendment 36A)

Modify Gray Triggerfish Rebuilding Plan

(Reef Fish Amendment 46)

Framework Action to Modify Mutton Snapper and Gag Management Measures

Modifications to Charter Vessel and Headboat Reporting Requirements