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 www.safmc.net