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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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Ever wondered what species are in the snapper grouper complex managed by the South Atlantic Council?

Take a look: safmc.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/SAFMC_SnapperGrouperManagedSpecies_10202016.pdf
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02/12/19  ·  

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Check out our new e-newsletter format and the latest Council news in the Winter 2019 issue of the Council's newsletter, The South Atlantic Update!
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Vision Blueprint

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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