Newsletters

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.

Newsletters are in Adobe's Portable Document Format (PDF).

 

2017 - Newsletters

Spring 2017 SAFMC Update

Spring 2017 SAFMC Update

Management options for red snapper, cobia research underway, and the introduction of fishery performance reports

Winter 2017 Update

Winter 2017 Update

Council Reviews Input from Winter Public Hearing and Scoping Meetings

Management options for red snapper, Visioning, and yellowtail snapper considered in March

2016 - Newsletters

SAFMC Newsletter - Fall 2016

SAFMC Newsletter - Fall 2016

Atlantic Cobia Management Measures Designed to Help Extend Season; Chairman's Perspective Column; New Regulations Proposed for Hogfish and Mutton Snapper Proposed in 2017; On the Radar: Public Hearings and Scoping Meetings Scheduled for Early 2017; and more...

SAFMC Newsletter - Spring 2016

SAFMC Newsletter - Spring 2016

Council Approves Five Spawning Special Management Zones; Chairman's Perspective Column from Dr. Michelle Duval; Council Considers Options for Red Snapper Management; Mutton Snapper, and more...

SAFMC Newsletter - Summer 2016

SAFMC Newsletter - Summer 2016

Options to Allow Harvest of Red Snapper Management Discussed; Update on Atlantic Cobia Management Measures; New Council Member Appointments; Chairman's Column; From the Executive Director's Desk; and more...

SAFMC Newsletter - Winter 2016

SAFMC Newsletter - Winter 2016

Council Addressing Public Hearing Comments on Amendments Related to For-Hire Reporting, Hogfish, Mutton Snapper, and King Mackerel; Chairman's Perspective column; Update on Council's Citizen Science Initiative; and more...

2015 - Newsletters

SAFMC Newsletter - Fall 2015

SAFMC Newsletter - Fall 2015

Council Addressing Amendments Related to Dolphinfish, Yellowtail Snapper, Black Sea Bass, & Blueline Tilefish; Chairman's Perspective column,next article in Fishery Science & Management Series - Cooperative Research & Citizen Science, and more...

SAFMC Newsletter - Spring 2015

SAFMC Newsletter - Spring 2015

Joint South Atlantic & Gulf Council Meeting Overview, Chairman's Perspective column, next article in Fishery Science & Management series - Southeast Data Assessment & Review (SEDAR) Program, and more...

SAFMC Newsletter - Summer 2015

SAFMC Newsletter - Summer 2015

Public Input on Spawning Special Management Zones for Snapper Grouper, Chairman's Perspective column, Snapper Grouper Amendment 37 for Hogfish Management Measures, and more...

SAFMC Newsletter - Winter 2015

SAFMC Newsletter - Winter 2015

A Look Ahead to 2015; Chairman's Perspective column, Agenda for March Council meeting, next article in Fishery Science & Management series - Fishery-independent Data Collection, and more...

2014 - Newsletters

SAFMC Newsletter - Fall 2014

SAFMC Newsletter - Fall 2014

Council Visioning Workshop update; Chairman's Perspective column, next article in Fishery Science & Management series - Fishery Dependent Data Collection, and more...

SAFMC Newsletter - Spring 2014

SAFMC Newsletter - Spring 2014

Port meetings wrap up as part of the Council's Visioning Project for the snapper grouper fishery, Chairman's Perspective Column, new series on Fishery Science & Management, and more...

SAFMC Newsletter - Summer 2014

SAFMC Newsletter - Summer 2014

Overview of red snapper management, 2014 season, and data collection efforts; Chairman's Perspective column, summary of amendments for public hearing and scoping meetings, and more...

SAFMC Newsletter - Winter 2014

SAFMC Newsletter - Winter 2014

Council visioning project to address long-term management of snapper grouper, upcoming port meetings scheduled, Chairman's Perspective Column, public hearing and scoping meetings set for Jan 21-30, and more...

2013 - Newsletters

SAFMC Newsletter - Fall 2013

SAFMC Newsletter - Fall 2013

Council continues to consider MPAs, New: Chairman's Perspective Column begins, public hearing scheduled for dophin wahoo Bahamas fillet issue, sea turtle release gear requirements, and more...

SAFMC Newsletter - Summer 2013

SAFMC Newsletter - Summer 2013

Secretary Approves Measures for Establishing Future Red Snapper Seasons. Amendment 28 outlines calculation of catch limits, seasonal opening dates, and regulations; and more...

SAFMC Newsletter - Winter 2013

SAFMC Newsletter - Winter 2013

New regulations considered for vermilion snapper and red porgy through Amendment 18; new South Atlantic Fish Regs mobile App; Council considering Vessel Monitoring Systems (VMS) for commercial snapper grouper vessels, and more...

2012 - Newsletters

SAFMC Newsletter - Fall 2012

SAFMC Newsletter - Fall 2012

Council set to review four amendments at December meeting; law enforcement officer of the year award; red snapper mini-season overview; summary of upcoming amendments; and more...

SAFMC Newsletter - Spring 2012

SAFMC Newsletter - Spring 2012

Ending overfishing for speckled hind and warsaw grouper; coral research featured on CNN; review of red snapper numbers; electronic video monitoring study; spiny lobster area closures; law enforcement @ work; and more...

SAFMC Newsletter - Summer 2012

SAFMC Newsletter - Summer 2012

Limited red snapper harvest allowed as stock rebuilds; mackerel measures proposed; improving tracking of annual catch limits; changes approved for commercial golden tilefish fishery; and more...

SAFMC Newsletter - Winter 2012

SAFMC Newsletter - Winter 2012

Regional councils meet mandates to end and prevent overfishing, Law Enforcement Officer of the Year recognized, overview of fishery management plan amendments to meet reauthorized Magnuson-Stevens mandates, and more...

2011 - Newsletters

SAFMC Newsletter - Fall 2011

SAFMC Newsletter - Fall 2011

Council to take action in December on black sea bass, red grouper and wreckfish; Council chairman and vice-chair elected; Regional Social Media Workshop held in October; Council approves Annual Catch Limits; Agenda for December Council meeting, and more...

SAFMC Newsletter - Spring 2011

SAFMC Newsletter - Spring 2011

New regulations for black sea bass may help extend season, SAFMC receives NAEP award, Mackerel and spiny lobster management addressed at joint council meeting in June, Additional Council meeting scheduled for August, CE-BA2 overview, Comprehensive ACL Amendment overview, Recreational regulations summary, ...and more.

SAFMC Newsletter - Summer 2011

SAFMC Newsletter - Summer 2011

Council approves amendments in June: an overview of the Comprehensive ACL Amendment, Mackerel Amendment 18 setting ACLs and AMs for king mackerel, Spanish mackerel and cobia, and amendment to eliminate current deepwater closure; New Council appointments, Comprehensive Ecosystem-Based Amendment 2 approved, Exempted Fishery Permit for blueline tilefish in NC, Council goes to Congress, and more....

SAFMC Newsletter - Winter 2011

SAFMC Newsletter - Winter 2011

Large area closure for all snapper grouper species unnecessary following new red snapper stock asessment, black sea bass recreational fishery closure possible, Snapper Grouper Amendment 17B implements new measures to end overfishing, public hearing and scoping overview...and more.

2010 - Newsletters

SAFMC Newsletter - Fall 2010

SAFMC Newsletter - Fall 2010

Secretary of Commerce approves Amendment 17A to end overfishing of red snapper, Council elects new Chair and Vice-Chair, Snapper Grouper Amendment 18A, SEDAR 24 Red Snapper Assessment, Overview of Upcoming Amendments, Agenda and Public Comment sessions for the December Council meeting...and more.

SAFMC Newsletter - Spring 2010

SAFMC Newsletter - Spring 2010

Council Scheduled to vote in June on area closure and other measures in Snapper Grouper Amendment 17A to end overfishing, Letter to Secretary of Commerce regarding data concerns and regulatory impacts, Catch Shares topic of workshop held in March, Red Snapper: Fishery Management's Perfect Storm, Snapper Grouper regulations snap shot, Need for fishery independent research increases with restrictions in fishing effort, Snapper Grouper Amendment 18 summary, Law Enforcement at work, Mackerel update, Agenda and Public Comment sessions for June Council meeting...and more.

SAFMC Newsletter - Summer 2010

SAFMC Newsletter - Summer 2010

Council approves Amendment 17A to end overfishing of red snapper, Applicants solicited for participation in SEDAR stock assessment process, New Council members appointed, NOAA Fisheries Service requests comments for Amendment 17A, Deepwater coral protection, Oil spill impacts and corals, New federal fishing regulations brochure now available, Agenda and Public Comment sessions for the September Council meeting...and more.

SAFMC Newsletter - Winter 2010

SAFMC Newsletter - Winter 2010

Snapper Grouper Amendment 17B Approved by Council, Snapper Grouper Amendment 15B Implemented includes a prohibition on bag-limit sales, an Overview of the red snapper closure and proposed area closure, Chairman Duane Harris' Testimony to Congress, a Summary of snapper grouper regulations, an Interview with Ken Nedimyer on his coral restoration work, an Agenda overview for the March 1-5, 2010 Council meeting in Jekyll Island, GA...and more.