2014 Port Meetings

As part of the Council's Visioning Project, staff and Council members traveled throughout the South Atlantic from February through April to host informal public meetings with fishermen to gather ideas for future management of the snapper grouper fishery. These informal meetings, called 'port meetings', provided fishermen and others with fishery interests an opportunity to voice their ideas in a roundtable discussion. Input received during these meetings will be used to help the Council develop a long-term strategic plan for the fishery. Download a copy of the Port Meeting Flyer.

The meeting schedule and meeting summaries are listed below. 


Port Meeting Summaries:

North Carolina South Carolina Georgia Florida
Southport Murrells Inlet - #1 Savannah St. Augustine - #1
Shallotte Murrells Inlet - #2 St. Simons Island St. Augustine - #2
Sneads Ferry Charleston Brunswick Titusville - #1
Morehead City Bluffton Shellman Bluff Titusville - #2
Raleigh Shem Creek   Stuart
Wanchese     Lake Park
Hatteras     Key West
      Marathon
      Key Largo

MEETING SCHEDULE:


South Carolina - State Port Meeting Summary (SC)


February 11, 2014

Meeting 1: 2:00-4:00 PM 

Meeting 2: 6:00-8:00 PM 

Capt. Dave's Dockside
4037 U.S. 17 Business
Murrells Inlet, SC 29576

Meeting Summary - Meeting 1

Meeting Summary - Meeting 2

April 22, 2014

10:00AM - 12:00PM

Geechie Dock
248 Magwood Lane
Charleston, SC 29464

Meeting Summary


February 17, 2014
6:00-8:00 PM

Haddrells Point Tackle
47 Windermere Boulevard
Charleston, SC  29407

Meeting Summary


February 18, 2014
6:00-8:00 PM 

Waddell Mariculture Center
River House
211 Sawmill Creek Road
Bluffton, SC  29910

Meeting Summary


February 20, 2014 
6:00-8:00 PM 

Best Western Plus
Columbia Northeast
7525 Two Notch Road
Columbia, SC 29223

(Note: No meeting summary due to lack of participation.)


 


North Carolina -  State Port Meeting Summary (NC)

 NC Port Meeting flyer.


March 17, 2014

Meeting 1: 10:00 AM-12:00 PM

Cape Fear Restaurant
101 Bay Street
Southport, NC 28461

Meeting Summary


Meeting 2: 1:30-3:30 PM 

Ocean Isle Fishing Center's
Wing & Company
4764 Main Street
Shallotte, NC 28459

Meeting Summary

March 18, 2014

1:00-3:00 PM

T's Cafe
2004 HWY 172
Sneads Ferry, NC

Meeting Summary


March 19, 2014

Meeting 1: 11:00 AM-1:00 PM 

Sanitary Fish Market & Restaurant
501 Evans Street
Morehead City, NC 28557

Meeting Summary


Meeting 2: 6:00-8:00 PM  

Raleigh Country Club
400 Donald Ross Drive  ​
Raleigh, NC 27610

Meeting Summary


March 20, 2014

Meeting 1: 10:00 AM-12:00 PM

Wanchese Community Center
295 Old Schoolhouse Road
Wanchese, NC 27981

Meeting Summary


Meeting 2: 3:00-5:00 PM - RSVP 

Hatteras Community Center
57689 Highway 12  ​
Hatteras, NC 27943

Meeting Summary


Florida - State Port Meeting Summary (FL)

FL port meeting flyer.


March 25, 2014

Meeting 1: 1:30-3:30 PM -

Meeting 2: 6:00-8:00 PM

St. Augustine Shrine Club
250 Brainard Drive
St. Augustine, FL 32086

Meeting Summary - Meeting 1

Meeting Summary - Meeting 2

March 26, 2014

Meeting 1: 2:00-4:00 PM 

Meeting 2: 6:00-8:00 PM 

Dixie Crossroads Seafood Restaurant
1475 Garden Street
Titusville, FL  32796

Meeting Summary - Meeting 1

Meeting Summary - Meeting 2


March 27, 2014

Meeting 1: 1:30-3:30 PM 

Port Salerno Civic/Community Center
4950 Anchor Avenue
Stuart, FL  34997

Meeting Summary


Meeting 2: 6:00-8:00 PM 

Lake Park Marina
105 Lake Shore Drive
Lake Park, FL  33403

Meeting Summary


March 31, 2014

4:00-6:00 PM 

Gato Building, 1st floor conference room
1100 Simonton Street
Key West, FL 33040

Meeting Summary


April 1, 2014

4:00-6:00 PM 

Keys Fisheries - East Side of Restaurant
Foot of 35th Street and Florida Bay (Bayside)
Marathon, FL  33050

Meeting Summary


April 2, 2014

4:00-6:00 PM 

Key Largo Fisheries
1313 Ocean Bay Dr., MM 100 Oceanside (Restaurant Side)
Key Largo, FL  33070

Meeting Summary


Georgia - State Port Meeting Summary (GA)

GA port meeting flyer.


April 14, 2014

6:00-8:00 PM 

Shellhouse Restaurant
8 Gateway Boulevard W
Savannah, GA  31419

Meeting Summary


April 16, 2014

8:00-10:00 AM 

Sapelo Saltwater Fishing Club
Shellman Bluff, GA

Meeting Summary

April 15, 2014

Meeting 1: 10:00 AM-12:00 PM

Halyards
55 Cinema Lane
St. Simons Island, GA  31522

Meeting Summary


Meeting 2: 6:00-8:00 PM 

West Marine
1919 Glynn Avenue #1
Brunswick, GA  31520

Meeting Summary