South Atlantic Fishery Management Council

SAFMC Seminar Series: A Citizen-science Approach to Characterize Shark Depredation in Recreational Fisheries

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This presentation will address depredation, defined as the partial or complete removal of a target species by a non-target species.  Depredation is an increasingly topical human-wildlife conflict worldwide. Effectively managing and mitigating depredation requires a comprehensive characterization of the interaction; however, our current understanding of depredation is limited. Thus, the goals of this project were to […]

Seminar Series: Incorporating Video into the Southeast Reef Fish Survey

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Nate Bacheler, National Marine Fisheries Service – Southeast Fishery Science Center, will present on incorporating video into the Southeast Reef Fish Survey: methods, relative abundance, and applied research. The presentation will (1) describe why and how underwater video was included in a long-term trap survey along the southeast US Atlantic continental shelf, (2) review video-based […]

Seminar Series: FISHstory, Using Citizen Science to Describe Historic Catches

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FISHstory is a citizen science pilot project to analyze historical photographs from the for-hire industry before many recreational data collection systems were in place.  The talk will focus on describing the catch from the historical photographs, the technique used to estimate lengths of king mackerel in the photos, and lessons learned during the pilot project. […]

Seminar Series: “Using Mobile Apps to Practice Citizen Science in Fisheries”

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The Council will host a presentation from Angler’s Atlas, a digital platform that has been collecting fisheries data from anglers since 2018 through its mobile application MyCatch. The talk will focus on three important elements of a successful citizen science strategy: techniques that motivate anglers to report their catches, methods to evaluate the quality of […]

Seminar Series: “Managing Multi-Species Fisheries: Insight from the Pacific Groundfish Fishery”

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As part of the continuing informational webinar series, the Council will host a presentation from the Pacific Fishery Management Council on management of groundfish species, including more than 65 rock fish species; flatfish, such as petrale sole and Dover sole; and groundfish, such as sablefish and Pacific whiting (hake). Management of the Pacific groundfish fishery […]

Seminar Series: “Deepwater Marine Protected Areas in the South Atlantic Region”

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This presentation from NOAA Fisheries provides insight on research conducted within the Deepwater Marine Protected Areas designated in the South Atlantic region, including impacts of the protected areas based on data collected from remotely operated vehicles over the past 17 years by NOAA Fisheries Southeast Fisheries Science Center. During their research scientists were able to […]

Seminar Series: “Working Waterfront Infrastructure”

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For this seminar, the Council hosted a presentation from Georgia Southern University on working waterfronts in Georgia. The presentation described available fishing infrastructure in Georgia and the industry members utilizing that infrastructure. Information for the project was collected through a census of historic and current industry infrastructure, case studies, spatial analysis, a survey of seafood […]

Seminar Series: “Changes in Red Porgy Distribution and Habitat Use off the Southeast U.S. Atlantic Coast”

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Dr. Tracy Smart with the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources provides an overview of distributional and habitat use changes of Red Porgy along the South Atlantic coast.  These changes in distribution or habitat could prevent the Red Porgy stock from recovering despite having a rebuilding plan in place.  Based on data collected through a […]

Seminar Series: “ICCAT Bluefin Tuna Management Strategy Evaluation and Management Procedures”

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Dr. John Walter with NOAA Fisheries provides a presentation on the development of a management strategy evaluation for ICCAT Bluefin Tuna. The Council is considering developing a management strategy evaluation (MSE) for the Snapper Grouper Fishery and NOAA Fisheries is considering developing one for the Dolphin Wahoo fishery.  This presentation is a primer on management […]

Seminar Series: “Release Mortality Estimation of South Atlantic Reef Fishes”

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Dr. Brendan Runde, NOAA Fisheries Post Doc, provides a presentation estimating release mortality for South Atlantic reef fishes (snapper grouper species).  Release mortality is a significant concern in the South Atlantic region where a substantial number of snapper grouper species are released and barotrauma, depredation, and other factors can limit the survival of released fish.  […]