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Pew Comments on Amendment 29 to the Snapper Grouper Fishery Management Plan

On February 3, 2014, Leda A. Dunmire of The Pew Charitable Trusts wrote a letter to Bob Mahood, Executive Director of the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council, regarding Amendment 29 to the Snapper Grouper Fishery Management Plan.

Dunmire wrote, "On behalf of The Pew Charitable Trusts, please accept these comments for consideration by the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council regarding Amendment 29 (Am29) to the Snapper Grouper Fishery Management Plan (FMP) for data-limited stocks in the South Atlantic. We urge the Council to delay action on Am29 until the Science and Statistical Committee (SSC) has had another opportunity to review the proposed application of the Only Reliable Catch Stocks (ORCS) approach for specifying allowable biological catch (ABC) in the ABC control rule."

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