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South Atlantic Snapper-Grouper Fishery Management Plan

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Amendment 50: Catch level adjustments, rebuilding schedule and allocations for red porgy

South Atlantic red porgy catch level adjustments, rebuilding schedule and allocations
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Issued
05/01/2022
There are no recently finalized actions associated with this management plan.

Regulatory Amendment 34: Special Management Zones (SMZ)

Regulatory Amendment 34 would establish Special Management Zones (SMZ) at artificial reef sites off the coasts of North Carolina and South Carolina.
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Effective
05/03/2021

Regulatory Amendment 33: Red Snapper Fishing Seasons

South Atlantic red snapper fishing seasons
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Effective
11/13/2020

Emergency Rule: Vermilion Snapper Commercial Trip Limit & Atlantic King Mackerel Recreational Bag Limit

The South Atlantic Fishery Management Council requested a temporary rule for emergency action to increase the commercial trip limit for vermilion snapper and recreational bag limit for Atlantic migratory group king mackerel.
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Effective
09/17/2020

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 Migra
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Effective
09/01/2020

Abbreviated Framework Amendment 3: Blueline Tilefish

Abbreviated Framework Amendment 3; blueline tilefish annual catch limits
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Effective
08/17/2020

Regulatory Amendment 29: Gear Requirements for South Atlantic Snapper-Grouper Species

Regulatory Amendment 29 to the Fishery Management Plan for the Snapper Grouper Fishery of the South Atlantic Region
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Effective
07/15/2020

Regulatory Amendment 26: Vision Blueprint Recreational Measures

Vision Blueprint Regulatory Amendment 26 to the Fishery Management Plan (FMP) for the Snapper Grouper Fishery of the South Atlantic Region (Regulatory Amendment 26) addresses specific action items in the 2016-2020 Vision Blueprint for the Recreational Sec
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Effective
03/30/2020

Regulatory Amendment 30: Red Grouper Rebuilding Plan

Regulatory Amendment 30 (Regulatory Amendment 30) to the Fishery Management Plan for the Snapper Grouper Fishery of the South Atlantic Region (Snapper Grouper FMP) would revise the rebuilding schedule for red grouper based on the most recent stock assessm
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Effective
03/06/2020

Regulatory Amendment 27: Vision Blueprint Commercial Measures

Vision Blueprint Commercial Regulatory Amendment 27 (Regulatory Amendment 27) to the Fishery Management Plan for the Snapper Grouper Fishery of the South Atlantic Region (Snapper Grouper FMP) addresses specific action items in the 2016-2020 Vision Bl
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Effective
02/26/2020

Amendment 42: Modifications to Sea Turtle Release Gear and Framework Procedure for the Snapper Grouper Fishery

Amendment 42: Modifications to Sea Turtle Release Gear and Framework Procedure for the Snapper Grouper Fishery
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Effective
01/08/2020

Abbreviated Framework Amendment 2: Vermilion Snapper and Black Sea Bass

Abbreviated Framework 2 to the Fishery Management Plan for the Snapper Grouper Fishery of the South Atlantic Region proposes to adjust the annual catch limits for South Atlantic vermilion snapper and black sea bass in response to the results of the l
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Effective
04/09/2019

Regulatory Amendment 28: Golden Tilefish Annual Catch Limits

  Regulatory Amendment 28 ends overfishing of golden tilefish by reducing the total annual catch limit (ACL) to 342,000 lb. The commercial and recreational sector ACLs and component  commercial quotas are specified using existing sector
Effective
01/04/2019

Abbreviated Framework Amendment 1: Red Grouper Annual Catch Limits

Actions adjusted the annual catch limits (ACL) for South Atlantic red grouper in response to the results of the latest stock assessment. Amendment Abbreviated Framework Amendment 1
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Effective
08/27/2018

Amendment 43: Red Snapper Annual Catch Limits

Actions address overfishing of red snapper and recreational reporting. Amendment Amendment 43: Red Snapper Annual Catch Limits
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Effective
07/26/2018

Golden Tilefish Interim Measures

The proposed temporary measures reduced the golden tilefish annual catch limits (ACL) (total, commercial, and recreational) for 2018.  Currently the total ACL for golden tilefish is 558,036 pounds gutted weight (lbs gw).  Under the interim
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Effective
07/02/2018

Amendment 41: Mutton Snapper Management Measures

Fishery managers implemented regulations through Amendment 41 to the Fishery Management Plan (FMP) for the Snapper Grouper Fishery of the South Atlantic Region (Amendment 41).  Measures for Amendment 41 specify the maximum sustainable yield
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Effective
02/10/2018

South Atlantic Snapper-Grouper Historical Amendments and Rulemaking (1983-2017)

The following is a list of historic rulemakings to the Fishery Management Plan for the Snapper Grouper Fishery, effective during 2017 and earlier. While our website is in transition, to view historical amendments that are not found on this page,
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Effective
03/01/1983

Last updated by Southeast Regional Office on 12/14/2021