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.

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

ABC Control Rule Revisions and Framework Procedure

Commercial Reef Fish IFQ Modifications

(Reef Fish 36B)

Red Snapper Allocation

(Amendment 52)

Framework Action – Modifications to the Greater Amberjack Recreational Bag Limit, Fishing Year and Season

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.

Framework Action – Modification of For-hire Multi-day Trip Possession Limits

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.

Modification to the Recreational For-hire Red Snapper Annual Catch Target Buffer

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

(Amendment 51)

Framework Action – Greater Amberjack Commercial Trip Limits

State Management of Recreational Red Snapper

(Reef Fish Amendment 50)


Modification of Gulf of Mexico Red Grouper
Annual Catch Limits and Annual Catch

Modification of For-Hire Historical Captain Permits

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

(Shrimp Amendment 18)

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

Deep Sea Coral Protection Areas

(Coral Amendment 9)

Modifications to Charter Vessel and Headboat Reporting Requirements