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  • Calling All Fishermen! Council to Launch First Citizen Science Project in 2019

    (NEWSLETTER - Winter 2019) Folks like you will have the opportunity to get directly involved with data collection in the South Atlantic through a new project being launched under the Council’s Citizen Science Program. The project has been designed by fishermen and...

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  • Cooperative Research Focuses on Spawning Special Management Zones

    (NEWSLETTER - Winter 2019) When you think about offshore fisheries research, you may envision large research vessels towing sampling gear, or underwater submersibles deep below the surface collecting samples to be taken back to a lab for processing. This type of fisheries-independent...

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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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  • 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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  • Apply Today for MREP 2019

    Marine Resource Education Program Bridging the gap between science and management for fishermen and other participants   Navigating the marine science and management process for federally-managed species is not easy - and there is a lot at stake. At the same time,...

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  • Managed Areas: Protecting Marine Habitat & Fisheries

    Designated Managed Areas Help Protect Marine Habitat and Fisheries New System Management Plan Workgroup will aid in the management and evaluation of areas   Mention federal fisheries management to most fishermen and the first thoughts that come to mind may be rules...

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