IMPORTANT COBIA MEETING AUGUST 9TH

 

IMPORTANT PUBLIC MEETING ON COBIA FOR BEAUFORT COUNTY FISHERM

Tuesday August 9th  6 PM

Hampton Inn   Sun City

29 William Pope Dr

Bluffton, SC

 

South Atlantic Fisheries Management Council Public Hearings

The SA Council has scheduled three public hearings in SC during August. One of the areas covered will be Framework Amendment 4 dealing with cobia management in federal waters from GA through NY. Even if you cannot attend one of these hearings the links below will take you to the briefing and outreach materials for the amendment. You might find the Interactive Story Map particularly helpful in understanding the issues and options the Council is considering.

South Atlantic Fishery Management Council

CMP Framework Amendment 4 Actions

Modify recreational harvest limits for Atlantic cobia (bag and vessel

limits)

  • Modify the recreational minimum size limit for Atlantic cobia
  • Modify the recreational accountability measures for Atlantic cobia
  • Establish a commercial trip limit for Atlantic cobia

There is also an action to change the recreational fishing year,

but this action will need to be moved to a fishery management plan amendment

-this will delay action on a potential change to the fishing year. Under the CMP Framework Procedure, fishing year cannot be

changed through a framework amendment.

LINKS FOR CMP Framework Amendment 4

Public Hearing Summary (revised 7/15)

Full Amendment Document – Public Hearing Version

Presentation (pdf)

Video presentation (link to YouTube)

Interactive Story Map

For any questions contact:

Mel Bell

Director,

Office of Fisheries Management

SCDNR, Marine Resources Division

P.O. Box 12559

Charleston, SC 29422-2559

Office:     (843) 953-9007

Fax:          (843) 953-9386

bellm@dnr.sc.gov