Managed Areas

The Council is not only responsible for the conservation and management of fish stocks in the South Atlantic but also the habitats and ecosystems that support fish stocks and other areas of ecological significance. Over the years, the Council has used a variety of management tools to manage and protect both fish and their associated habitats. Click the links below to learn about the Council's efforts on Managed Areas.

For more detailed information on gear restricted areas, visit 622.182 in the Code of Federal Regulations.

Other Managed Areas Within the SAFMC Jurisdiction :