Latest issue of the South Atlantic Update newsletter is now available from the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council.
In this Issue:
Visioning Project - The Council is developing a long-term vision for the snapper grouper fishery. Learn more about upcoming port meetings, etc.
Chairman's Perspective - Council Chair Ben Hartig gives his take on the Visioning Project
New Council Member - Zack Bowen of Savannah, GA becomes the newest member of the SAFMC
Marine Resources Education Program Workshops - Fishermen may apply now to attend the 2014 MREP Southeast Workshops
Public Hearings/Scoping Meetings Begin Next Week -Hearing dates and locations, overview of proposed actions for snapper grouper and mackerel fisheries, and details on how to submit written comments
Data Collection Improvements - New reporting requirements for headboats begin January 27, 2014; changes proposed for federal dealer reporting
Snapper Grouper Regulations Snapshot
Law Enforcement @ Work - Federal and State agencies work collaboratively to prosecute fisherman for illegal imports from Bahamas
March 2014 Council Meeting Preliminary Agenda