The amendment proposes modifying the annual catch limit (ACL) for red snapper. The Council is proposing the modification to the ACL in order to allow limited harvest of red snapper in 2018. The Council will hold public hearings on the amendment in August via webinar and during its September 11-15, 2017 meeting in Charleston, SC. The Council is scheduled to approve the amendment in September for review by the Secretary of Commerce in order to have measures in place by 2018.
NOTE: A Question & Answer Session is scheduled for Thursday, August 3rd at 6 PM