Get the Latest News on What Happened at the Meeting of the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council This Week in Jekyll Island, GA! View the Story Map - March 2017 SAFMC Meeting Round Up - click image

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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This species is part of the Annual Shallow-water Grouper Spawning Season closure. The fishery reopens to both the commercial and recreational sectors in the federal waters of the South Atlantic (NC, SC, GA, and the east coast of FL to the Keys) on May 1, 2017! Because its coloration is highly variable, today's mystery grouper species is easily confused with others of the shallow-water complex. Let's hear some guesses for this week's #FishIDFriday. ... See MoreSee Less

04/28/17  ·  

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The Scientific and Statistical Committee is discussing Red Snapper management today. Listen in via the link bit.ly/2oMtSjL. ... See MoreSee Less

04/27/17  ·  

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The Council's Scientific and Statistical Committee meets this afternoon. Over the course of the next three days, they'll be discussing upcoming stock assessments, Red Snapper, research plans, and more. Click the link to listen in: bit.ly/2orK6nc.

Pictured: SSC & SEP Members
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04/25/17  ·  

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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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