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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.

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Lunch time video! Looks like a fun day full of bent rods and fresh fillets for the barbecue. Nice work guys and thank you for sharing. Video credit Hydrophilik. Here's the link to the full video with ...

08/17/17  ·  

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We're just under two hours away from the Scoping Webinar for Coastal Migratory Pelagics Amendment 31. Please join us at 6 PM or 7 PM this evening for a brief presentation, Q&A, and public comment session. The amendment will discuss the future of Atlantic migratory group cobia and the possible transfer of management jurisdiction to the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission. Click the link to register for the webinar!! ... See MoreSee Less

08/15/17  ·  

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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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