News & Regulation Updates
Winter 2013 Newsletter: South Atlantic Update
Regulation Summaries Recreational and Commercial Snapper Grouper (updated 1/22/12)
Open for Public Comment
Other Items of Interest
New: Golden Tilefish effective May 5, 2013. Fishery Bulletin
Vermilion snapper effective February 13, 2013. Fishery will reopen July 1, 2013. Fishery Bulletin
Black sea bass closed effective October 8, 2012. Reopens June 1, 2013. Endorsements required. Fishery Bulletin
Other Updates -
New! Reminder of Boundary Shifts and Commercial Quotas and Trip Limits for King Mackerel effective April 1, 2013. Fishery Bulletin
New! Trip Limit Adjustment for Commercial Golden Tilefish Harvest - Adjusted to 4000 pounds effective 12:01 a.m. (local time) March 13, through 12:01 a.m. (local time) March 22, 2013. Fishery Bulletin
New! King Mackerel Trip Limit Increases to 75 fish per day for Commercial Vessels Fishing in the Florida East Coast Subzone Effective 12:01 a.m. February 1, 2013. Fishery Bulletin
Atlantic Group Spanish Mackerel Trip Limit Reduced for Commercial Vessels Fishing in the Southern Zone (Florida) Effective 6 a.m. January 6, 2013. Fishery Bulletin
Final Rule for Amendment 18A allows transfer of black sea bass pot endorsements. Effective January 7, 2013. Fishery Bulletin
New Regulations for Golden Tilefish - Commercial Fishery Reopens October 9, 2012. New stock assessment shows stock healthy, ACL can increase. See the Fishery Bulletin for details.
Black Sea Bass Closed reopens June 1, 2013. Read more...
Other Updates -
News & Regulation Updates:
New! NOAA Fisheries Reminds Fishermen of Importance of Complying with All TED Regulations Under New Fleet-wide TED Performance Standard for Shrimp Otter Trawls.Fishery Bulletin
New! Reminder from NOAA Fisheries to Shrimp Fishermen about Tow Time Restrictions for Certain Gear Types in Lieu of TEDs. Fishery Bulletin
NOAA Fisheries increases the commercial yellowtail snapper Annual Catch Limit (ACL), effective November 7, 2012. Fishery Bulletin
Reminder: Boundary shifts, commercial quotas and trip limits for King mackerel. Fishery Bulletin
NOAA Fisheries Announces New Regulations for Wreckfish effective October 26, 2012. Fishery Bulletin
Black Sea Bass Regulation Changes Effective July 1, 2012 - New recreational and commercial size limits, commercial trip limits, pot endorsement program and other measures - Read Fishery Bulletin
New Regulations for King Mackerel, Spanish Mackerel and Cobia in the Gulf of Mexico and South Atlantic. See Fishery Bulletin
New! NOAA Fisheries Requests Public Comments on Actions to Improve Management of Vermilion Snapper and Red Porgy in the South Atlantic -Comment Period Ends June 7, 2013. Fishery Bulletin
New! NOAA Fisheries Seeks Comments on Proposed Rule for Red Snapper Opening(Comment period ends May 29, 2013)Fishery Bulletin
New! NOAA Fisheries Seeks Comments on Regulatory Amendment 14 for Snapper Grouper Fishery in the South Atlantic (Comment Period Ends May 17, 2013) Federal Register (Notice of Intent)
New! NOAA Fisheries Seeks Comments on Proposed Rule for Snapper Grouper Fishery in the South Atlantic (Comment Period Ends April 22, 2013) Fishery Bulletin (Proposed Rule)
New! NOAA Fisheries Requests Public Comments on a Proposed Rule to Streamline the Closure Process for the South Atlantic Penaeid Shrimp Fishery During Cold Weather Events (Comment Period Ends April 19, 2013) Fishery Bulletin (Proposed Rule-Regulations)
New! SAFMC seeking comment on Snapper Grouper Amendment 30 (Comment Period ends May 3, 2013 at 5 p.m.) Read more
New! NOAA Fisheries Requests Public Comments on Proposed Actions for Red Snapper in the South Atlantic (Comment Period Ends May 13, 2013) Fishery Bulletin
New! NOAA Fisheries Requests Public Comments on Actions to Improve South Atlantic Penaeid Shrimp Management (Comment Period Ends May 3, 2013) Fishery Bulletin (Notice of Availability-Amendment)
Other Items of Interest:
February 25, 2013: Meeting of the Joint Committee on South Florida Management Issues. Read more and Register for Webinar - February 25, 2013, 12:30-4:00pm
Testimony of Council member Duane Harris before the House Committee on Natural Resources regarding NOAA's Fishery Science. Click Here to read the testimony.
Reminder: Red Snapper Fishery Remains Closed in South Atlantic Region, effective December 3, 2010. Read Fishery Bulletin (posted 12/3/10) Amendment 17A and Final Rule available in the FMP Library.
Reminder: Sale of snapper grouper harvested or possessed under bag limits is prohibited. Final Rule implementing Snapper Grouper Amendment 15B published. Read Fishery Bulletin reminder for more information.
Reminder: Circle Hooks Required in South Atlantic Snapper Grouper Fishery Read Fishery Bulletin