REMINDER: January 1, 2015 Brought Changes To Several Fishing Regulations; Get the Update Here (photo credit: Don DeMaria) South Atlantic Fishery Management Council Holds First Meeting of 2015: March 2-6 on St. Simons Island, GA Keep Up with Current Fishery Closures - Check out the SAFMC Regulations Page Upcoming SAFMC Advisory Panel Meetings in April: Habitat, Snapper Grouper, Mackerel, and Joint Deepwater Shrimp and Shrimp; See Advisory Panel meeting page for details Winter 2015 Issue of the South Atlantic Update Now Available! Calling all Fishermen! Applications being accepted for the 2015 Marine Resource Education Program Southeast! Click on above image for more information.

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Announcements

Forward from Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council: Council Recommends Emergency Action for Blueline Tilefish in the Mid-Atlantic
FB15-018: King Mackerel Trip Limit Increases to 75 Fish per Day for Commercial Hook-And-Line Vessels Fishing in the Florida East Coast Subzone
FB15-017:Trip Limit Decreased to 500 Pounds per Trip for Commercial Harvest of Vermilion Snapper in the South Atlantic

News Releases

SAFMC Winter 2015 Newsletter Now Available! Inside the Issue - A look ahead to 2015; Chairman's Perspective, March Council meeting agenda, and...
Calling all Fishermen! Applications being accepted for the 2015 Marine Resource Education Program Southeast
Federal Fishery Public Hearings/Scoping Meetings and Q&A Webinars Scheduled for January