Spawning Special Management Zones: South Carolina

-Inside of the spawning SMZ, fishing for, retention, and possession of fish species in the
snapper-grouper complex will be prohibited year-round by all fishers.
-Anchoring inside Area 51 and Area 53 is allowed. Anchoring inside the Devil's Hole/Georgetown Hole is prohibited
-Transit through the spawning SMZ with snapper-grouper species onboard will be
allowed if gear is properly stowed.

Devil’s Hole / Georgetown Hole North Latitude West Longitude
32° 34.311’ 78° 34.996’
(3.03 sq mile) 32° 34.311’ 78° 33.220’
32° 32.748’ 78° 33.220’
32° 32.748’ 78° 34.996’
Area 51 32° 35.250’ 79° 28.600’
  32° 35.250’ 79° 27.000’
(2.99 sq mile) 32° 33.750’ 79° 27.000’
  32° 33.750’ 79° 28.600’
 
Area 53 32° 22.650’ 79° 22.250’
  32° 22.650’ 79° 20.500’
(2.99 sq mile) 32° 21.150’ 79° 20.500’
  32° 21.150’ 79° 22.250’

 

Charleston Deep Artificial Reef North Latitude West Longitude
NW 32° 9.65’ 79° 9.2’
NE 32° 7.155’ 79° 5.595’
SW 32° 2.36’ 79° 9.975’
SE 32° 5.04’ 79° 13.575’