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South Atlantic Fishery Management Council

home-1SAFMC, headquartered in Charleston, S.C., is responsible for the conservation and management of fish stocks within the federal 200-mile limit of the Atlantic off the coasts of North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia and east Florida to Key West.

The role of the council is to develop fishery management plans needed to manage fishery resources within federal waters. The area encompassing federal waters, sometimes referred to as the Exclusive Economic Zone or EEZ, extends offshore from state waters (three miles in the South Atlantic) to 200 nautical miles.
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We have received many emails, calls, and messages asking about the possible red snapper season in 2017. We know you are anxiously awaiting the announcement of dates. We are too!

If the National Marine Fisheries Service formally approves the request and announces dates, we will be sure to notify all of you!

Photo Credit: Brendan Runde, Department of Applied Ecology, NC State University
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The Vision Blueprint will be used to help guide management of the snapper grouper fishery over the next five to ten years and will...
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