Testimony of Holly Binns before the South Atlantic Fishery Management Counci, Sept. 2009

We urge the Council to request a formal presentation of the SSC's ABC control rule at the December meeting, and that you adopt the ABC control rule at that time. This will allow the Comprehensive Annual Catch Limit Amendment to go forward and facilitate
getting it in place by the 2011 deadline. 

We also urge the Council to request OFL numbers for species with no stock assessment from the Science Center. This is central to the ability of the Council to establish annual catch limits for these species by the congressionally mandated 2011 deadline.