GMGMC (Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council) and SAFMC
(South Atlantic Fishery Management Council).
For a management option to be recommended, the SAFMC wanted at least a 50% likelihood of the population biomass exceeding [B.
Neves for guidance, and the many state and federal biologists and SAFMC staff members that assisted us in this project.
SEDAR (1)), and the identification of essential fish habitat (EFH; SAFMC
Myra Brouwer, SAFMC Fisheries Scientist, helped explain them.
Snapper Grouper Regulatory Amendment 17: In 2012 the SAFMC conducted investigations into speckled hind and warsaw habitat and catches, including asking for information from scientists and fishermen in public and expert workshops.
So the SAFMC
recommended closing the fishery only three months into the fishing year (it's like a fiscal year--June-June).
And while November and December are our prime months for catching black sea bass--a staple for the charter industry here--the SAFMC
closed that fishery in September when it estimated the recreational sea bass Annual Catch Limit was reached.
Next, I oppose MPAs because I have little confidence in the SAFMC
based on past mismanagement.
Lately, data-challenged scientists at NOAA and the SAFMC
have made it difficult to practice catch-and-fillet fishing.