Changes Proposed for Red Snapper Seasons in the South Atlantic Region

Changes Proposed for Red Snapper Seasons in the South Atlantic Region

Remove minimum number of days requirement, open commercial season May 1st   (NEWSLETTER - Fall 2019) What is the best way to handle a very limited annual catch limit for red snapper each year as the stock continues to rebuild? This question has been challenging fishery managers since 2010, when a red snapper stock assessment showed…
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Council Selects John Carmichael As New Executive Director

Executive Director Gregg Waugh to retire in December   (NEWSLETTER - Fall 2019)   The Council announced during its September meeting that John Carmichael, the current Deputy Executive Director for Science and Statistics at the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council, has been selected to become its next Executive Director. Carmichael was selected to assume the…
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Thanks, and Goodbye!

(NEWSLETTER - Fall 2019)   Wow, what an experience this has been over the past 39 years. I started as a contract employee with a desk in the storage room. We didn’t use computers; staff wrote out their documents, gave them to one of our two secretaries who would type them into a word processor.…
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FISHstory Citizen Science Project to Launch in Early 2020!

(NEWSLETTER - Fall 2019) If a picture is worth a thousand words, what stories can a black and white photograph tell? The Council’s second citizen science project, FISHstory (pronounced like history), will allow participants to step back in time to the docks of Daytona Beach, Florida, in the 1940s-70s. This pilot project will train citizen…
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