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FISHstory Launches May 26, 2020 - Click Here to Learn More About the Citizen Science Project!

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Download the New MyFishCount Mobile Application Today - Learn More Here!

South Atlantic Federal For-Hire Reporting Requirements Go Into Effect September 1, 2020! - Learn More

South Atlantic Fishery Management Council

home-1SAFMC, headquartered in Charleston, S.C., is responsible for the conservation and management of fish stocks within the federal 200-mile limit of the Atlantic off the coasts of North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia and east Florida to Key West.

The role of the council is to develop fishery management plans needed to manage fishery resources within federal waters. The area encompassing federal waters, sometimes referred to as the Exclusive Economic Zone or EEZ, extends offshore from state waters (three miles in the South Atlantic) to 200 nautical miles.

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Only 4 more days until the #FISHstory launch!

To get ready for FISHstory, try your hand at #FishIDFriday. What are the different species in the photo below? What features did you use to identify the fish in the photo?

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05/22/20  ·  

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The Council’s new citizen science pilot project, #FISHstory, launches Tuesday, May 26th!

FISHstory (pronounced like history) will use historic dock photos from the 1940s through 1970s from #DaytonaBeach, Florida and the power of the crowd to gather information on for-hire catches before dedicated catch monitoring programs began. Data gathered will build a clearer picture of the fisheries during this historic time and could help us better understand the health of fish stocks today.

Everyone can join the FISHstory project using the crowdsourcing platform #Zooniverse. Not a fish-expert, no problem! Training materials and tips for fish identification are provided to help volunteers count and identify the fish in each photo.

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05/20/20  ·  

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In honor of #NationalSafeBoatingWeek, take a look at this video from MyFWC Florida Fish and Wildlife. ... See MoreSee Less

05/19/20  ·  

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