South Atlantic Fishery Management Council

Seminar Series: Reproductive Resilience in the Protogynous Gag Grouper

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The Council will host a presentation on the reproductive resilience in fish, which is the ability of a population to maintain reproductive success to produce long-term population stability. Fish managed by the Council have diverse reproductive strategies and these reproductive strategies along with environmental variables and behavioral traits should be considered when developing assessments and […]

Seminar Series: Wind Energy Development in the South Atlantic Region

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The Council hosts a presentation on wind energy development in the South Atlantic region. The presentation will provide information on three wind energy projects planned in the South Atlantic region and the potential impacts of the projects. A question-and-answer session will follow the presentation during which members of the public will have the opportunity to […]

Seminar Series: MRIP Fishery Effort Survey Results and Next Steps

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The Council will host a presentation from NOAA Fisheries on a Marine Recreational Information Program Fishery Effort Survey pilot study results and next steps via webinar on November 14, 2023. Study results include:

Seminar Series: An Oral History of the Rock Shrimp Fishery off the Southeastern United States

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The Council will host an oral history from a South Atlantic Fishery Management Council member on the southeastern rock shrimp fishery. The presentation will include information on her family’s history in the fishery, the development of the rock shrimp fishery off the coast of Florida, new innovations used in the fishery, and the effect of […]

Seminar Series: On-Demand Gear for the South Atlantic Black Sea Bass Pot Fishery

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The Council will host a presentation from the National Marine Fisheries Service on the value and benefits of on-demand fishing gear for the U.S. South Atlantic Black Sea Bass pot fishery and North Atlantic Right Whales. The presentation will discuss the history of the current area closure for pot fishing during North Atlantic Right Whales […]

Seminar Series: Larval Dispersal from Spawning Special Management Zones

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The Council will host a presentation from Gulf of Maine Research Institute staff entitled “Simulated larval dispersal of snapper-grouper species to evaluate the efficacy of spawning Special Management Zones.” The presentation involves five spawning Special Management Zones (SMZs) designated off the coasts of North Carolina, South Carolina, and Florida. These are marine protected areas that […]

Seminar Series: Florida’s State Reef Fish Survey

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The Council will host a presentation from Florida Fish and Wildlife Research Institute staff on the State Reef Fish Survey.  The presentation will include discussion about why the survey was created, how the survey is conducted, species that are included, and information on landings.

Seminar Series: Assessing the spatial footprint and ecological siting principles of artificial reefs in the South Atlantic

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The Council will host a presentation from NOAA National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science which will present findings from multiple studies on artificial reefs, including the artificial and natural reef area in the South Atlantic region, ecological principles for siting artificial reefs, and analyses of relative fish abundance.

Seminar Series: Anglers’ Release Practices and Attitudes Towards Descending Devices

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The Council will host a presentation from the Nature Conservancy on anglers’ release practices and attitudes towards descending devices in Southeast Florida and South Carolina.  This presentation will share highlights of research conducted in the South Atlantic region on the use and attitudes toward descending devices.  A question-and-answer session will follow the presentation. Members of […]

Seminar Series: Deep Sea Coral-Related Research Exploration and Mapping

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This presentation will share highlights of research funded by NOAA’s Deep-Sea Coral Research & Technology Program between 2016-2019, and exploration and mapping conducted by NOAA Ocean Exploration in the South Atlantic region.  Highlights include a summary of discoveries from nine expeditions to collect seafloor imagery, including the largest known deep-sea coral reef province in the world, and major […]