The Notice of Availability for Snapper Grouper Amendment 43, Which Could Result in a 2018 Season for Red Snapper, Has Published - Click Here to Learn More!

The Proposed Rule to Require For-Hire Electronic Reporting in the South Atlantic Has Published - Click Here to Learn More About the Amendment & How to Provide Comment!

The Proposed Rule to Revise the Annual Catch Limit for Red Grouper Has Published. Click Here to Learn More About Why and How to Provide Comment!

The Comment Period for Scoping of Snapper Grouper Amendment 42 Is Still Open - Click Here to Learn More

The Latest Atlantic Cobia Updates for State & Federal Management - Click Here!

Public Hearings for the Two Snapper Grouper Visioning Amendments Are Scheduled for May 8, 9, & 10. Click Here to Learn More!

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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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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