REMINDER: January 1, 2015 Brought Changes To Several Fishing Regulations; Get the Update Here (photo credit: Don DeMaria) January 13-15: Federal Fisheries Managers Meet in Key West, FL to Discuss S. Florida Issues; Click to see meeting materials and register for webinars Keep Up with Current Fishery Closures - Check out the SAFMC Regulations Page January 2015 Public Hearing Schedule Announced; Check out the Public Hearing Page for More Information SEDAR: Find Out About Upcoming Stock Assessments for the South Atlantic Council Awards Annual Law Enforcement Officer of the Year Award to Georgia DNR, Ranger First Class David Brady


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FB15-010: NOAA Fisheries Announces Changes to King Mackerel, Spanish Mackerel, and Cobia Regulations in the Gulf of Mexico and South Atlantic - Small...
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Federal Fishery Public Hearings/Scoping Meetings and Q&A Webinars Scheduled for January
Federal Fisheries Managers Meet to Discuss South Florida Issues; Represenatives from the South Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico convene next week in Key...
Several species will reopen on January 1, 2015 and the shallow water grouper complex will close January 1-April 30, 2015