Black Sea Bass Webinar May 13th

The South Atlantic Fishery Management Council will hold a special webinar meeting in order to address Snapper Grouper Regulatory Amendment 19 (black sea bass) as well as the Proposed Rule for Gulf Council Permit Transfer and Renewal Requirements.

SAFMC Meeting via Webinar scheduled for Monday, May 13, 2013 1:00 - 5:00 p.m.   


The SAFMC is considering management measures that may increase the length of this year's fishing season for black sea bass through an increase to the Annual Catch Limit for both the commercial and recreational fishery.  Regulatory Amendment 19 to the Snapper Grouper Fishery Management Plan was developed based on a recent stock assessment that showed that the black sea bass stock in the South Atlantic is no longer undergoing overfishing, is not overfished, and the stock is rebuilt.