The June Council Meeting covered red snapper, cobia, limited entry, and more. Click the image to view the Story Map from the meeting!

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Learn about NOAA’s Marine Recreational Information Program Transition to the New Mail-Based Fishing Effort Survey

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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Our Citizen Science Program page has a new look. Give it a look to learn more about upcoming citizen science efforts in the South Atlantic!
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A great video from Jimmy Hull, one of our Snapper Grouper Advisory Panel members. Check it out!! ... See MoreSee Less

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Get these dates on your calendar! More information can be found at our website:

-Public Hearing Webinar for Snapper Grouper Amendment 43 (action: red snapper season in 2018 in South Atlantic)

August 3, 2017
Question and Answer Session
6:00 PM

August 8, 2017
Public Hearing Webinar
6:00 PM

August 10, 2017
Public Hearing Webinar
10:00 AM and 6:00 PM

-Scoping Webinar for Coastal Migratory Pelagics Amendment 31 (action: atlantic migratory cobia management options- complete transfer of management to ASMFC or continued joint management in the federal waters of the South Atlantic)

August 15, 2017
Scoping Webinar
6:00 PM & 7:00 PM
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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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