Friday, March 22, 2013

March SAFMC Meeting Update

A number of federal fishery management measures were approved for submission to the Secretary of Commerce during a recent South Atlantic Fishery Management Council (SAFMC) meeting.

The following measures were submitted for final approval and implementation by NOAA Fisheries:

 * Snapper Grouper Regulatory Amendment 18 - Adjustments for Vermillion Snapper and Red Porgy.

 * Snapper Grouper Regulatory Amendment 27 - Captain and crew bag limit retention, crew size on dual-permitted vessels, framework actions, removal of blue runner from the fishery management unit and measures for Nassau grouper.

 * Joint South Atlantic/Gulf Generic Headboat/Charterboat Reporting Amendment - Addresses Reporting Requirements for Headboats.

 * Joint Generic Dealer Amendment - Requirements for electronic reporting and frequency of reporting for seafood dealers.

The next meeting of the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council is scheduled for June 10-14, 2013 in Stuart, Florida. Details for the meeting and meeting materials will be posted at

source: SAFMC

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