See the September Meeting's Story Map for Updates from the Council

Get to Know the Council Members Responsible for Representing Constituents Like You!

What's Going on With Red Snapper? Click Here to Read the Council's Latest Red Snapper News Release

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

Check out the South Atlantic's newly established Spawning Special Management Zones

It's been a busy summer. See the Council's latest newsletter for recent fishery management news!

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.
Read More

Facebook Feed

We have received many emails, calls, and messages asking about the possible red snapper season in 2017. We know you are anxiously awaiting the announcement of dates. We are too!

If the National Marine Fisheries Service formally approves the request and announces dates, we will be sure to notify all of you!

Photo Credit: Brendan Runde, Department of Applied Ecology, NC State University
... See MoreSee Less

10/18/17  ·  

View on Facebook


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...

E-News Sign Up