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.

Framework Action – Greater Amberjack Commercial Trip Limits

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

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)

Establish Gray Snapper Status Determination Criteria, Reference Points, and Modify Annual Catch Limits

Evaluation of Shrimp Effort Threshold Reduction in the Area Monitored for Juvenile Red Snapper Bycatch

(Shrimp Amendment 18)

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.

Modification of For-Hire Historical Captain Permits

Greater Amberjack

Spiny Lobster

Red Snapper

Hypnogorgia pendula Coral

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.

Modifications to Gulf of Mexico Migratory Gulf Cobia Size and Possession Limits (Framework Amendment 7)

Amendment 31 – Atlantic Migratory Group Cobia Management

Framework Action to Modify Red Snapper and Hogfish Catch Limits

Framework Action to Modify the Recreational Red Snapper ACT Buffers

Spiny Lobster Gear Requirements and Cooperative Management Procedures

(Amendment 13)

Deep Sea Coral Protection Areas

(Coral Amendment 9)

Modifications to Charter Vessel and Headboat Reporting Requirements