Due to the threat of Hurricane Irma, the September Council Meeting has been postponed to September 25-29, 2017. Click here for meeting info!

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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.

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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An informational webinar about federal for-hire reporting will be hosted this evening at 6:30 PM. Council staff will provide information about the amendment, tablet application training, and setting up user accounts.

A number of other webinars and training sessions will be held later this year. To register for tonight's webinar and to get more info, click here: safmc.net/satl-federal-for-hire-electronic-reporting-outreach/
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09/18/17  ·  

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Red snapper, cobia, wreckfish, and more! Check out our latest blog for the September Council Meeting's agenda highlights. We hope to see you all for the public comment sessions at the Town & Country Inn and Conference Center!


Monday, September 25 at 10:15 AM: Red Snapper Specific Public Comment Session

Wednesday, September 29 at 4:30 PM: Public Comment Session
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09/15/17  ·  

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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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