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South Atlantic Fishery Management Council

home-1SAFMC, headquartered in Charleston, S.C., is responsible for the conservation and management of fish stocks within the federal 200-mile limit of the Atlantic off the coasts of North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia and east Florida to Key West.

The role of the council is to develop fishery management plans needed to manage fishery resources within federal waters. The area encompassing federal waters, sometimes referred to as the Exclusive Economic Zone or EEZ, extends offshore from state waters (three miles in the South Atlantic) to 200 nautical miles.
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The #SAFMC Citizen Science Program aims to support projects that meet management needs. To help do that - they’ve worked with teams of fishermen, scientists, and managers to identify a list of 11 citizen science research priorities.

Priorities range from historical photos to discard information to fishing infrastructure and more! Visit to check out the full list of research priorities.

#CitSciFri South Carolina Department of Natural Resources, NC Dept of Environmental Quality , S.C. Sea Grant Consortium, North Carolina Sea Grant, UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant, Florida Sea Grant MyFWC Florida Fish and Wildlife Coastal Resources Division - Georgia DNR
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07/31/20  ·  

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Want to see how-to videos for rigging descending devices, including tips on how to make your own?

MyFWC Florida Fish and Wildlife's YouTube Channel for a great playlist of helpful videos:
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07/30/20  ·  

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When releasing deep water species, consider the best fishing practices illustrated here. These best fishing practices were developed by FishSmart, a program fostered by the sport fishing community, with the cooperation of state and local government fisheries agencies. FishSmart takes a science-based approach to improving the survival of released fish.

Learn more about best fishing practices:

South Carolina Department of Natural Resources MyFWC Florida Fish and Wildlife NC Dept of Environmental Quality Coastal Resources Division - Georgia DNR NOAA Fisheries Service
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07/29/20  ·  

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Vision Blueprint

The Vision Blueprint will be used to help guide management of the snapper grouper fishery over the next five to ten years and will...

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