Here the Latest on Council Actions at the December 2016 SAFMC Meeting Held in Atlantic Beach, NC - Check out the Story Map for Highlights and More!

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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Please note that a previous post had two errors about the topics to be covered on the Jan 12 and 17 webinars.
Jan 12 webinar will be cover the rec and visioning amendments.
Jan 17 webinar will be a Q&A with staff about yellowtail and red snapper.
Here is the corrected version!
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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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