1/17/14 – Latest Issue of the South Atlantic Update newsletter in now available from the SAFMC

1/17/14 -

 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     

To see the Winter 2014 issue or past issues of the South Atlantic Update, visit the Newsletter page.