The next meeting of the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council is set for March 6-10, 2016 at Jekyll Island, GA; Access the meeting details, agenda and briefing materials, and the online public comment form from the Council Meetings page!

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.

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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Council members and staff are headed to North Carolina this week for public meetings to get YOUR input on red snapper, and other snapper grouper commercial and rec management for the Visioning Amendments.
Meetings starting at 6pm!
Monday Feb 6- Wilmington NC
Tuesday Feb 7- Hatteras NC
Wed Feb 8- Atlantic Beach NC
Get location info, check out the meeting materials and even submit a written comment with our online comment forms here--> safmc.net/safmc-meetings/public-hearing-and-scoping-meeting-schedule/
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02/06/17  ·  

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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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