News Release Archive

The South Atlantic Update, the Council's quarterly newsletter, is published following each Council meeting to keep the public up to date with fishery issues. If you are interested in contributing to the South Atlantic Update or would like to receive a hard copy of the publication, please contact the Council office or email kim.iverson@safmc.net.



10/18/2012
SSC Meeting Begins Next Week


09/19/2012
Council Recognizes Law Enforcement Officer of the Year


09/18/2012
Managers Focus on Data Collection at September Council Meeting


07/09/2012
Federal Fishery Advisory Panel Seats Open to Applicants


06/25/2012
U.S. Commerce Department Announces 2012 Regional Fishery Council Appointments


06/18/2012
Council Requests Emergency Rule to Allow Limited Red Snapper Harvest


03/23/2012
Federal Fishery Managers Hold Meetings of Public Interest


03/14/2012
Federal Fishery Managers Approve Measures to Help Protect Corals


03/12/2012
Council Seeks Scientific Advisors


03/14/2012
Federal Fishery Managers Approve Measures to Help Protect Corals


01/12/2012
Public Hearing/Scoping Meetings Set to Address Federal Fisheries Issues


12/13/2011
Council Awards Law Enforcement Officer of the Year


12/13/2011
Council Approves Changes to Black Sea Bass Management Measures


10/18/2011
Public Hearings Scheduled for Black Sea Bass, Red Grouper, and Wreckfish Fisheries


09/19/2011
Council Approves Amendments for November Public Hearings


08/10/2011
Annual Catch Limits, Removal of Deepwater Closure and Other Measures Addressed


08/01/2011
Public Hearings Scheduled for Red Grouper in August (FL Hearings Postponed)


06/20/2011
Managers Make Decisions Affecting South Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico Fisheries at Joint Meeting in June


04/15/2011
Advisory Panel Seats Open to Applicants


03/31/2011
Managers Hold Meetings of Public Interest


03/24/2011
Public Hearings Scheduled for Mackerel, Cobia and Spiny Lobster Fisheries


03/17/2011
Council Proposes Reductions in Black Sea Bass Limits


12/10/2010
Red Snapper Moratorium Remains: Large Area Closure Unnecessary


09/20/2010
Council Reviews Options for Future Management of Red Snapper


07/29/2010
Federal Fisheries Managers Hold Meetings of Public Interest


07/15/2010
Federal Fishery Advisory Panel Seats Open to Applicants


06/24/2010
Measures to Enhance Protection of Deepwater Corals Receive Final Approval


06/18/2010
Red Snapper Fishery Remains Closed in South Atlantic


06/09/2010
Council Approves Measures to End Overfishing of Red Snapper


04/05/2010
Council Seeks Input on MPA Use for Species Protection


03/08/2010
Council Modifies Preferred Alternative for Area Closure


01/19/2010
Federal Fishery Advisory Panel Seats Open to Applicants


12/15/2009
Council Approves Measures to Address Overfishing of Nine Snapper Grouper Species


09/24/2009
Council Approves Measures to Protect Deepwater Corals in the South Atlantic


09/21/2009
Management Alternatives to End Overfishing Approved for Public Hearings


07/30/2009
Advisory Panel Meetings Scheduled for Fisheries Issues


06/16/2009
Council Continues to Review Alternatives to End Overfishing


04/08/2009
Federal Fishery Advisory Panel Seats Open to Applicants


03/09/2009
Council requests interim rule to close red snapper fishery


12/10/2008
Federal Fishery Managers Respond to Scientific Committee Recommendations


10/09/2008
Advisory Panel Seats Open to Applicants


09/23/2008
Council Approves Amendment 16 to End Overfishing


07/18/2009
Council Seeks Public Input on Snapper Grouper, Shrimp Issues


06/17/2008
Council Approves Amendment 15B to End Sale of Bag-Limit Caught Snapper Grouper


04/28/2008
Council Seeks Advisory Panel Applicants


04/14/2008
Council to hold public hearing/scoping meeting series in May


03/11/2008
Council Moves Forward to End Overfishing of Snapper Grouper Species


01/16/2008
Council to Hold Series of Public Scoping Meetings in February


01/11/2008
Council Begins New Year with Meetings of Public Interest


12/10/2007
Council Approves Amendment to Rebuild Fish Stocks


10/24/2007
Public Hearings Scheduled for Snapper Grouper Management


09/24/2007
Options Narrowed to End Overfishing of Gag Grouper and Vermilion Snapper


08/08/2007
Council Seeks Input on Measures Needed for Gag and Vermilion Snapper


07/16/2007
Advisory Panel Seats Open


03/13/2007
Council Moves One Step Closer to Creating MPAs


02/26/2007
Additional Public Hearing Scheduled in Hatteras for Mackerel Amendment


12/11/2006
Council Weighs Input from Scientific Committee and Advisors


10/02/2006
Advisory Panel Seats Open to Applicants


09/25/2006
Council Considers Input on Marine Protected Areas


08/18/2006
Public Hearings Scheduled for Marine Protected Areas


07/18/2006
Council Seeks Applicants for Seats on Federal Fishery Advisory Panels


06/23/2006
Council Approves Marine Protected Area


05/25/2006
Federal Fishery Managers Convene in South Florida


03/08/2006
Council Continues Work on Snapper Grouper Management


03/07/2006
Why is this Fish Smiling? Goliath Grouper Removed from Species of Concern List by NOAA Fisheries Service


02/08/2006
Job Announcement - Council Seeks Staff Economist - Deadline for Applications March 15, 2006


02/07/2006
Final Agenda Available for February 27 - March 3, 2006 Council Meeting in Jekyll Island, GA.


December 13, 2005
Council Approves Snapper Grouper Amendment 13C - Submitted Management Measures Listed


December 12, 2005
Final Rule For Shrimp Amendment 6- New Requirements for Federal Shrimp Permits, BRDs in Rock Shrimp Fishery


November 2, 2005
Additional Public Hearing Added for Amendment 13C in Florida Keys


October 19, 2005
Public Comment Period Open for Snapper Grouper Amendment 13C - Public Hearing Draft Available/ Public Hearings Scheduled


October 18, 2005
Mackerel Advisory Panel Meeting via Conference Call Scheduled for November 3, 2005


September 26, 2005
Council Approves Snapper Grouper Amendment for Public Hearings - Preferred alternatives now available


September 12, 2005
Federal Fishery Managers to Meet in Charleston, South Carolina September 19-23, 2005


August 10, 2005
Comments Solicited for Snapper Grouper Regulatory Amendment Development


July 21, 2005
Council Seeks Applicants for Fishery Advisory Panels


June 21, 2005
Council to Address Overfishing Through Regulatory Amendment


May 19, 2005
Council to Meet June 13-17, 2005 in Cape Canaveral, Florida


March 15, 2005
Trip Limit Reduced to 500 Pounds Per Day Off the Florida East Coast for Vessels Commercially Fishing for Spanish Mackerel


March 11, 2005
Council Approves Evaluation Plan for Closed Area