It’s a problem all too common to many offshore fishermen – a shark partially or completely consumes a fish before you have the chance to get it near the boat. Although sharks are managed by NOAA Fisheries through their Highly Migratory Species Division, Council members continue to hear from frustrated fishermen about shark depredation and the biological and economic costs.
Fishery biologists, stock assessment scientists, and other natural resource specialists from state and federal agencies will meet in Charleston, SC next week to address a broad range of federal fisheries topics and provide recommendations to the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council.
The Council’s seminar series continues next Tuesday, October 11, 2022, via webinar with a presentation by Dr. Nate Bacheler with NOAA Fisheries Southeast Fisheries Science Center on how underwater video cameras are being used on traps as part of the Southeast Reef Fish Survey.
Members of the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council recognized Dr. Marcel Reichert with the first annual Award of Excellence for his life-time contributions to science, management, and sustainability of marine resources under the Council’s jurisdiction. The award was presented this week in Charleston, SC in conjunction with the Council’s quarterly meeting.
The South Atlantic Fishery Management Council will meet via webinar on Wednesday, September 21, 2022 from 9 a.m. until 12 p.m. to discuss the Proposed Rule for the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary Restoration Blueprint. The meeting will also include an update from the Western Central Atlantic Fishery Commission.
Members of the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council will meet in Charleston, South Carolina September 12-16, 2022 to discuss federal fishery management issues. The South Atlantic Council is responsible for management of marine resources in federal waters (ranging from 3 to 200 nautical miles) off the coasts of North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and the east coast of Florida.
Snowy Grouper, Golden Tilefish, and Blueline Tilefish are popular targets when fishing deepwater reefs and sand bottoms along the South Atlantic coast. New measures are being proposed for these species and public hearings are scheduled to provide an overview and to get your input.
Fishermen and others interested in federal fisheries issues are invited to participate in upcoming public hearings being held via webinar. The South Atlantic Fishery Management Council is soliciting input on management measures being proposed through three amendments to federal fishery management plans. In addition to the webinar hearings below, the Council will also take public […]