Gulf of Mexico and South Atlantic Coastal Migratory Pelagic Fishery Management Plan

Actions

2019-2020 Coastal Migratory Pelagic In-Season Actions

This is a list of the in-season actions related to the Gulf of Mexico and South Atlantic Coastal Migratory Pelagic Fishery Management Plan, such as fishery closures and trip limit changes, that occurred in the 2019-2020 calendar year.  Return To:  …
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Issued
12/31/2020

Framework Amendment to Modify Multi-Day Trip Possession Limits for Federal Permitted Charter/Headboat Vessels in the Gulf of Mexico

The rule would modify the on-board possession limit for federal for-hire trips in the Gulf of Mexico.  It would increase the required trip duration to greater than 30 hours, but would allow anglers to retain the second daily bag limit at any time after…
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Comments Close
08/27/2020

Framework Action: Replacement of Historical Captain Permits with Standard Federal Charter/Headboat Permits

This amendment and rule will provide an opportunity for eligible individuals to replace historical captain permits in the reef fish and coastal migratory pelagic fisheries with standard federal for-hire permits.  The rule would apply to individuals that…
Effective
05/21/2020

Framework Amendment 8: King Mackerel Trip Limits

Framework Amendment 8 to the Coastal Migratory Pelagic Fishery Management Plan (CMP FMP) would increase would increase king mackerel commercial trip limits to 100 fish between the Flagler/Volusia, Florida line and the Miami-Dade/Monroe, Florida line …
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Published
05/19/2020

Carryover Provisions and Framework Modifications

The purpose of this amendment to is establish a carryover provision for managed reef fish and coastal migratory pelagic (CMP) stocks. Carryover provisions would apply to stocks and stock complexes with sector allocations. Unused portions of the sector…
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Issued
03/11/2019

Gulf of Mexico Modifications to Charter Vessel and Headboat Reporting Requirements

The For-Hire Electronic Reporting Amendment would modify data reporting requirements for federally permitted for-hire vessels (charter vessels and headboats) in the Gulf of Mexico to declare (hail-out) the type of trip (for-hire or other) prior to…
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Effective
01/05/2021

South Atlantic Modifications to Charter Vessel and Headboat Reporting Requirements

The For-Hire Amendment includes Amendment 39 to the Fishery Management Plan (FMP) for the Snapper-Grouper Fishery of the South Atlantic Region, Amendment 9 to the FMP for the Dolphin and Wahoo Fishery of the Atlantic, and Amendment 27 to the Coastal…
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Effective
09/01/2020

Modifications to Gulf of Mexico Migratory Group Cobia Size and Possession Limits

This framework action proposes to implement the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council’s recent recommendation to increase the recreational and commercial minimum size limit for Gulf migratory group cobia from 32 inches to 36 inches in Gulf waters…
Effective
03/25/2020

Emergency Rule: King Mackerel Trip Limits

The South Atlantic Fishery Management Council requested a temporary rule for emergency action to increase the Season 2 (October 1- end of February) commercial trip limits for king mackerel in the southern zone from 50 fish to 75 fish for the 2019…
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Effective
10/01/2019

Amendment 31: Management of Atlantic Migratory Group Cobia

Amendment 31 proposes removing Atlantic group cobia from the Coastal Migratory Pelagics Fishery Management Plan (CMP FMP). Future management of Atlantic group cobia would be under the purview of the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Management Commission…
Effective
03/21/2019

Framework Amendment 6: Atlantic King Mackerel Commercial Trip Limits

Framework Amendment 6 to the Coastal Migratory Pelagic Fishery Management Plan (CMP FMP) would increase Season 1 king mackerel trip limits in the Atlantic Southern Zone EEZ to 75 fish for the month of March between the Flagler/Volusia line and the Miami…
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Effective
09/11/2019

Gulf of Mexico and South Atlantic Coastal Migratory Pelagics Historical Amendments and Rulemaking (1983-2017)

The following is a list of historic rulemakings to the Fishery Management Plan for Coastal Migratory Pelagic Resources of the Gulf of Mexico and South Atlantic effective 2017 and earlier. For current amendments and recent rulemaking, see the Coastal…
Issued
12/31/2017

Modification of the Coastal Migratory Pelagic and Reef Fish Charter Vessel/Headboat Permit Renewal and Transfer Requirements

March 2013 Regulations implemented through the Coastal Migratory Pelagic and Reef Fish Fishery Management Plans limit Gulf for-hire permit transfers and renewals to vessels that have the same passenger capacity or a lower passenger capacity.  This…
Effective
08/30/2013

Last updated by Southeast Regional Office on 06/10/2020