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Mark your calendars for the Spring 2017 meetings of SAFMC Advisory Panels - Snapper Grouper, Mackerel Cobia, and Dolphin Wahoo are set to meet in N. Charleston in April; Habitat & Ecosystem and Law Enforcement is set to meet in Charleston, SC in May.

The Council's Scientific & Statistical Committee and the Socio-Economic Panel will Meet in Charleston, SC on April 24-27, 2017. Stay tuned for more details!

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

Read the Winter 2017 Issue of the Council's Newsletter: The South Atlantic Update

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

South Atlantic Fishery Management Council

home-1SAFMC, 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 council 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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Today is another #FishIDFriday. This species is going to be discussed during this morning's Advisory Panel meeting. It's known for powerfully slamming bait and lures, giving recreational anglers a great fight in the federal waters of the South Atlantic. What do you think? ... See MoreSee Less

04/21/17  ·  

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The Coastal Migratory Pelagics Advisory Panel meeting just wrapped. Dolphin and Wahoo begins at 9:00 AM tomorrow morning. Listen in via the link bit.ly/2pWJ5zK. ... See MoreSee Less

04/20/17  ·  

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Again we would like to clarify: the motion made by the Snapper Grouper Advisory Panel is just a recommendation to be presented to the Council in June. Amendment 43 is in its early phases. Scoping was completed earlier this year. Upon further consideration, the amendment will go to Public Hearing in the future. ... See MoreSee Less

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04/17/17  ·  

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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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