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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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  • Managers Focus on Shifts & Changes in Fisheries Movement Along the Atlantic Coast

    (NEWSLETTER - Spring 2019)   Things are changing in fisheries. Some species are being found in locations where fishermen haven’t seen them before. In other locations, species once thought plentiful are no longer there. Are stocks migrating northward and shifting their locations...

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  • Chair’s Column: Spring 2019

    (NEWSLETTER - Spring 2019)   Summer is just around the corner and so is the 2019 federal Atlantic red snapper season.  The recreational season will be July 12-14 and July 19-20.  The commercial season opens July 8.  I know many of you...

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  • Calling All Fishermen! Council to Launch First Citizen Science Project in 2019

    (NEWSLETTER - Winter 2019) Folks like you will have the opportunity to get directly involved with data collection in the South Atlantic through a new project being launched under the Council’s Citizen Science Program. The project has been designed by fishermen and...

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  • Cooperative Research Focuses on Spawning Special Management Zones

    (NEWSLETTER - Winter 2019) When you think about offshore fisheries research, you may envision large research vessels towing sampling gear, or underwater submersibles deep below the surface collecting samples to be taken back to a lab for processing. This type of fisheries-independent...

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  • Chair’s Column

    (NEWSLETTER - Winter 2019)   After serving as a Council member for eight years, I’m honored to have the opportunity to serve as the Council Chair and pen this quarterly column to discuss what we are doing and what is coming up...

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