Letter Regarding Regulatory Amendment 17 to the Snapper, Grouper Fishery Management Plan
Mr. Ben Hartig, Chairman
South Atlantic Fishery Management Council
4055 Faber Place Dr.
North Charleston, SC 29405
RE: Regulatory Amendment 17 to the Snapper/Grouper Fishery Management Plan
Dear Chairman Hartig,
On behalf of The Pew Charitable Trusts, please accept these comments for consideration by the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council at its December 2013 meeting. We urge the Council to retain all of the remaining proposed marine protected areas (MPAs) recommended by its Expert Workgroup1 (EWG) in Snapper/Grouper Regulatory Amendment 17 (RA 17) and approve the amendment for public scoping in January 2014.