In addition to widespread public opposition, a new analysis of landings data indicates that different management measures are likely more effective in protecting speckled hind and warsaw. The South Atlantic Management Council will develop an amendment to further protect speckled hind and warsaw grouper, and that amendment will include the expansion of existing closed areas, and possibly the creation of new ones, so this announcement doesn’t come without at least some pain for anglers. But it is a step in the right direction for which NOAA should be commended. We spoke, they listened, and they acted. Note that it remains unlawful to harvest or possess speckled hind and warsaw grouper.