The folders below contain public comments submitted on amendments under development by the Council. The folders are organized by amendment or a specific fishery issue.
The comments in these folders are comments that were not submitted using the online comment form because the comment contained images/graphics/figures, electronic signatures, official letterhead, were part of an e-mail correspondence or were submitted as PDFs.
Comments submitted using the online comment form can be viewed on the specific amendment … Read More
This summer staff from the NOAA Fisheries Pascagoula Lab hit the docks in fishing communities throughout the South Atlantic region to provide training and outreach on required sea turtle release gear and protocols. The requirement affects all vessels in the South Atlantic with afederal commercial permit or a federal charter/headboat permit for harvesting snapper-grouper. The team held workshops to raise awareness about the requirement and improve compliance in the fishery. Workshops covered gear requirements, where to purchase or how … Read More
How is a fishery defined? In loose terms, a fishery can be described as:
Fish + Habitat the Fish Depend On + Fishermen + Communities/Businesses that Support Fishermen = FISHERY
Often times, when people think about fisheries management much of the focus is on the resource itself, the fish. However, with revisions to the federal law that dictates how federal fisheries are managed (Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act), managers are now required to not only address … Read More
Been fishing lately? Caught any black sea bass? The answer is likely a resounding “YES”! Catches of black sea bass have been on the rise the past several years and the Council had been hearing from fishermen throughout the region that based on what they were seeing on the water (and on their hooks!), the fishery had to be recovered. Reports from fishermen indicated that it was difficult to even get a bait to the bottom without snagging a black sea bass … Read More
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