Greater Amberjack, Mutton Snapper, Gray Triggerfish and More...

Regulatory Amendment 14 to the Snapper Grouper Fishery Management Plan In June, the Council began discussion of possible management measures for five species in the snapper grouper management unit. An options paper will be reviewed during the September meeting.Possible Actions in Regulatory Amendment 14:

• Modify the fishing year and reduce the trip limit for greater amberjack;

• Implement additional regulations to protect mutton snapper during the spawning season;

• Modify the minimum size limit for gray triggerfi sh;

• Modify the commercial and recreational fi shing years for black sea bass;

• Modify the commercial trip limit for vermilion snapper.

The Council will review these options in September. Public hearings for the amendment are scheduled for early 2013