Next SAFMC Meeting Scheduled for December 5-9 in Atlantic Beach, NC – Read Meeting Details, Briefing Book Materials and Make Public Comment Online

Want to Learn About the Council’s Progress on the Snapper Grouper Vision Blueprint – Watch the informational video on the Council's YouTube channel to hear about how the Council has implemented the Vision Blueprint in 2016

Read the latest issue of the Council's Newsletter - the Fall 2016 issue of the South Atlantic Update

Keep Up With the Council’s Efforts to Develop a Citizen Science Program.

NOAA Fisheries Releases Fisheries of the United States 2015 Report ; Read the Annual Yearbook of U.S. Fishery Statistics.

Learn about NOAA’s Marine Recreational Information Program Transition to the New Mail-Based Fishing Effort Survey

South Atlantic Fishery Management Council

home-1SAFMC is headquartered in Charleston, S.C., is responsible for the conservation and management of fish stocks within the federal 200-mile limit of the Atlantic off the coasts of North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia and east Florida to Key West.

The role of the councils is to develop fishery management plans needed to manage fishery resources within federal waters. The area encompassing federal waters, sometimes referred to as the Exclusive Economic Zone or EEZ, extends offshore from state waters (three miles in the South Atlantic) to 200 nautical miles.

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The Snapper Grouper Committee kicks off this morning with a full agenda, including red grouper, mutton snapper, commercial and rec visioning amendments, red snapper, and more.
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The Council is back in session to discuss limited entry for charter/headboat permits. Listen in via webinar ... See MoreSee Less

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Vision Blueprint

The Vision Blueprint will be used to help guide management of the snapper grouper fishery over the next five to ten years and will...

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