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DOC/NOAA RIN: 0648-BJ55 Publication ID: Spring 2020 
Title: ●Regulatory Amendment 33 to the Fishery Management Plan for the Snapper-Grouper Fishery of the South Atlantic Region (Regulatory Amendment 33) 

NMFS proposes regulations to implement the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council’s Regulatory Amendment 33 to the Snapper-Grouper Fishery Management Plan.  Currently for the commercial sector, NMFS opens South Atlantic red snapper harvest and closes it when the commercial annual catch limit is met or projected to be met.  For the recreational sector, NMFS announces the length of the recreational season based on the recreational harvest in the previous year.  Either sector does not open if NMFS calculates the available days would be three days or less.  Regulatory Amendment 33 would remove the minimum number of days (currently four) necessary to open commercial or recreational harvest. 

Agency: Department of Commerce(DOC)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: First time published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
EO 13771 Designation: Deregulatory 
CFR Citation: 50 CFR 622   
Legal Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq.   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  05/14/2020  85 FR 28924   
NPRM Comment Period End  06/15/2020 
Final Action  07/00/2020 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Roy E. Crabtree
Regional Administrator, Southeast Region
Department of Commerce
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
263 13th Avenue South,
St. Petersburg, FL 33701
Phone:727 824-5305
Fax:727 824-5308