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Regulatory Amendment 4: Spiny Lobster Annual Catch Limits and Targets and Recreational Trap Prohibition in the South Atlantic


Fishing Type
Commercial, Recreational
Affected Species
Action Status
Final Rule
Point of Contact
Kelli O'Donnell,, 727-524-5305
Read Amendment


This amendment  modifies the stock status determination criteria and catch levels for spiny lobster in the Gulf of Mexico and South Atlantic federal waters based on updated information and revised scientific recommendations; and considers restrictions on the use of traps for recreational harvest of spiny lobster in federal waters of the South Atlantic. 



Modifications to Management Benchmarks, Annual Catch Limit, Annual Catch Target, and Prohibition of Traps for Recreational Harvest in the South Atlantic Exclusive Economic Zone

Federal Register

Last updated by Southeast Regional Office on 06/27/2019