2018 Council Meetings

Council Meeting Process

Members of the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council meet four times each year, once in each of the four states in the southeast region. Meetings generally last five days and involve meetings of the Council's committees and a Council session involving all members. Advisory panel meetings, public hearings, and public comment sessions may also be scheduled during the week.

During each quarterly Council meeting, committee meetings are held for any fishery that has proposed amendments being developed by the Council. Committees are made up of specific Council members and detailed agendas and documents for each committee meeting are provided to the public prior to the meeting via the Council's website through a briefing book.

Current Meeting Schedule

December 3-7, 2018
Hilton Garden Inn/Outer Banks
5353 N. Virginia Dare Trail
Kitty Hawk, NC 27949





Postponed to September 30 - October 5, 2018
September 17 - 21, 2018
Town & Country Inn
2008 Savannah Highway
Charleston, SC 29407






June 11-15, 2018
Bahia Mar Doubletree by Hilton
801 Seabreeze Boulevard
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316






April 10 & 11, 2018
Personnel Committee Meeting
CLOSED Session
Charleston, SC


March 5-9, 2018  
Westin Jekyll Island
110 Ocean Way
Jekyll Island  GA  31527
Phone: 888-627-8316 or 912-635-4545
Fax: 912-319-2838





Past Meetings - Archives (2006 - 2017 meeting information and materials, including briefing books)