Written Comments About Spawning Special Management Zones Due by May 1, 2015 at 5PM; See Public Hearing Page for More Information REMINDER: Harvest of Shallow Water Grouper Species in the South Atlantic Reopens May 1, 2015; See Regulations Page for Info 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! SAFMC Scientific & Statistical Committee and Socio-Economic Panel to Meet April 28-30 in Charleston, SC

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Announcements

FB15-033: Commercial Harvest of Gray Triggerfish in South Atlantic Waters Will Close on May 8, 2015
FB15-029: NOAA Fisheries Seeks Public Comment on a Proposed Rule for the Snapper-Grouper Fishery of the South Atlantic Region - Comment Period Ends...
FB15-027: Commercial Harvest of Vermilion Snapper in South Atlantic Waters Will Close on April 15, 2015

News Releases

SAFMC Reminder: Harvest of Shallow Water Grouper Species Reopens May 1, 2015 in Federal Waters of the South Atlantic
Council Seeks Public Input on Spawning Special Management Zones;Workshop and public hearings scheduled in April; public comment at June Council...
SAFMC Currently Seeking Applications for Scientific Advisors - Applications due April 19, 2015