Reminder! Seasonal Closure for Shallow Water Grouper Species begins January 1, 2012 See Fishery Bulletin
New! New Regulations for Spiny Lobster in the Gulf of Mexico and South Atlantic, effective January 3, 2012 See Fishery Bulletin
Note: NOAA Seeks Comments on Amended Proposed Rule to Change Wreckfish Annual Catch Limit to 235,000 lbs Whole Weight Comment period end January 17, 2012 See Fishery Bulletin
Note: NOAA Seeks Comments on a Proposed Rule to Eliminate the 240-Foot (40-Fathom) Snapper Grouper Area Closure in the South Atlantic Comment period ends January 19, 2012. See Fishery Bulletin
Note: NOAA Fisheries Requests Comments on Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for Actions to Limit Commercial Effort for South Atlantic Black Sea Bass: Comment period ends January 23, 2012. See Fishery Bulletin. Access Amendment 18A DEIS
New! NOAA Announces New Regulations for King Mackerel, Spanish Mackerel and Cobia in the Gulf of Mexico and South Atlantic. Comment period on adjusted commercial quota for Spanish mackerel ends January 30, 2012. See Fishery Bulletin
New! NOAA Fisheries Publishes Final Rule to Implement Comprehensive Ecosystem-Based Amendment 2 Regulations effective January 30, 2012 See Fishery Bulletin
Note: Proposed Changes to Regulations for Bycatch Reduction Devices in Shrimp Fisheries Comment period ends February 8, 2012 See Fishery Bulletin
Note: NOAA Fisheries Service Seeks Public Comment on Snapper Grouper Amendment 20A (wreckfish) Comment period ends March 12, 2012 See Fishery Bulletin
Fall 2011 South Atlantic Update Newsletter (PDF)
Download Single Page Updated Summaries of Recreational and Commercial Snapper Grouper Regulations
Note! NOAA Fisheries Announces Closure of the Recreational Black Sea Bass Fishery, effective October 17, 2011 Read Fishery Bulletin
Note: Adjustments to the 2011-2012 Recreational ACL for Black Sea Bass See Fishery Bulletin
NOAA Fisheries Announces Temporary Rule Closing the Recreational Sector of Golden Tilefish, effective October 6, 2011 Read Fishery Bulletin
Testimony of Council member Duane Harris before the House Committee on Natural Resources regarding NOAA's Fishery Science. Click Here to read the testimony.
Recreational Measures for Snowy Grouper, Golden Tilefish, and Black Sea Bass. See Fishery Bulletin for details regarding Annual Catch Limits and Accountability Measures in place for these species.
Reminder: Circle Hook Requirements in South Atlantic Snapper Grouper Fishery Effective March 3, 2011 Read Fishery Bulletin
Note: Annual Catch Limits and Accountability Measures Set for 9 Snapper Grouper Species - Regulations Implemented January 31, 2011 and Include Deepwater Closure for Some Species - Read the Fishery Bulletin regarding implementation of Snapper Grouper Amendment 17B and the Final Rule that includes waypoints for the deepwater closure.
Note: Red snapper closure continues effective December 3, 2010. Read Fishery Bulletin (posted 12/3/10) Amendment 17A and Final Rule available in the FMP Library.
Reminder: Sale of snapper grouper harvested or possessed under bag limits is prohibited. Final Rule implementing Snapper Grouper Amendment 15B published. Read Fishery Bulletin reminder for more information.