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  • Chair’s Column

    (NEWSLETTER - Winter 2019)   After serving as a Council member for eight years, I’m honored to have the opportunity to serve as the Council Chair and pen this quarterly column to discuss what we are doing and what is coming up...

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  • North Atlantic Right Whales Return to the Southeast

    (NEWSLETTER - Winter 2019)  This past December, researchers received a belated Christmas gift when the first North Atlantic right whale calf of the season was spotted just off the northeast coast of Florida. Right whales are known to migrate from the cool...

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  • Impacts of Government Closure

    (NEWSLETTER - Winter 2019) As I was writing this issue’s column, the government closure continued. The regional fishery management council offices remained open and our staff continued to work. However, many of our federal partners, including those at NOAA Fisheries’ Southeastern Regional...

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  • 1/17/19 – SAFMC New Release: Council Seeks Applicants for Advisory Panels & Workgroup

    NEWS RELEASE  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 17, 2019 (PDF - click here) CONTACT: Kim Iverson/843-571-4366/kim.iverson@safmc.net Council Seeks Applicants for Advisory Panels and Workgroup Applications deadline is February 8, 2019   The South Atlantic Fishery Management Council is currently soliciting applicants for open...

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  • 1/16/19 – SAFMC News Release: South Atlantic Council Prepared for the Modern Fish Act of 2018

    NEWS RELEASE  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 16, 2019 (PDF - click here) CONTACT: Kim Iverson/843-571-4366/kim.iverson@safmc.net South Atlantic Council Prepared for the Modern Fish Act of 2018   The Modernizing Recreational Fisheries Management Act of 2018 (Modern Fish Act), which aims to provide...

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  • The Council Wants to Hear from You

    Council Seeks Public Input on Management Options for Recreational Accountability Measures and for ABC Control Rule  The South Atlantic Fishery Management Council is seeking public scoping comment on two amendments affecting how federal fisheries are managed under its jurisdiction. Scoping is the...

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  • Notes from our Executive Director – Fall 2018

    From the Executive Director's Desk Marine Protected Areas, Spawning Special Management Zones, and Coral Protected Areas How/When will the Council/fishermen get some credit for protection? When the idea of Marine Protected Areas or MPAs first surfaced many years ago, the suggestion from...

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  • Honoring our 2018 Law Enforcement Officer of the Year

    Law Enforcement Officer of the Year - SCDNR Officer Randy Hering Officer Hering takes break from assisting in areas flooded by Hurricane Florence to accept award   South Carolina Department of Natural Resources Officer Randy Hering was given a brief reprieve from...

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