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  • 2019 Recreational Red Snapper Season At-A-Glance

    (NEWSLETTER - Summer 2019)   2019 Recreational Red Snapper Season At-A-Glance Recreational mini-season provides lots of action, opportunity for data collection   You didn’t have to look far in the news or on social media to see that this year’s 5-day recreational...

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  • ICAST 2019 Offers Opportunity to Highlight Citizen Science Program

    (NEWSLETTER - Summer 2019)   ICAST 2019 Offers Opportunity to Highlight Citizen Science Program SAFMC Scamp Release Pilot Project featured at International Trade Show Booth   The South Atlantic Fishery Management Council’s Citizen Science Program was the focus of Booth #1759, a...

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  • A Call for Private Recreational Reporting

    (NEWSLETTER – Summer 2019)   From the Executive Director’s Desk: A Call for Private Recreational Reporting   As technology continues to advance and mobile applications become readily available, we see the real benefits of recreational reporting. For example, Alabama recently announced the...

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  • Secretary of Commerce Reappoints Two Members to the Council

    (NEWSLETTER - Summer 2019)   Secretary of Commerce Reappoints Two Members to the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council    On June 30, 2019, the Secretary of Commerce announced the appointment of 21 members to the 8 regional fishery management councils representing federal...

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  • Citizen Science Corner: Summer 2019

    (NEWSLETTER – Summer 2019) Citizen Science Corner: Partnerships Matter   If you pick up the latest issue of Saltwater Sportsman magazine, you’ll lay eyes on a call to bottom fishermen, particularly those who encounter scamp grouper. The Council’s Citizen Science Program just...

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  • Chair’s Column: Summer 2019

    (NEWSLETTER - Summer 2019)   It’s summertime, and while the weather might not always be perfect, here’s to hoping the bite is!  If you are a recreational fisherman, maybe you participated in this year’s federal recreational red snapper season. Or maybe you’ve...

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  • Regulations Proposed to Help Reduce Release Mortality

    (NEWSLETTER - Summer 2019)   Regulations Proposed to Help Reduce Release Mortality Council scheduled to approve measures during September Meeting   When heading offshore on a bottom fishing trip, the number of fish released is likely to exceed the number of fish...

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  • Modifications to Red Snapper Season – What’s in the Amendment?

    Take a look at the following story map to learn more about the proposed actions in Snapper Grouper Regulatory Amendment 33, which considers modifications to red snapper season in the South Atlantic....

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