Management Plans

South Atlantic Coral and Coral Reefs Management Plan

South Atlantic
Management Areas
South Atlantic
Originally Implemented
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The Coral, Coral Reef, and Live/Hardbottom Habitat Fishery Management Plan (Coral FMP) optimizes the benefits generated from the South Atlantic's coral resource while conserving the coral and coral reefs. This plan manages corals of the class Hydrozoa and  Anthozoa. 

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Regulatory Actions

Amendment 8 to the Fishery Management Plan for Coral, Coral Reefs, and Live/Hardbottom Habitats of the South Atlantic Region

South Atlantic
Species Affected
Final Rule
Effective Date
Aug 17, 2015


This amendment extended protections for deepwater coral ecosystems by expanding the boundaries of the Oculina Bank Habitat Area of Particular Concern, the Stetson-Miami Terrace Coral Habitat Area of Particular Concern, and the Cape Lookout Coral Habitat Area of Particular Concern and modified tra