South Atlantic Fishery Management Council

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.  […]

Seminar Series: “Dolphin Wahoo Participatory Workshops”

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Drs. Mandy Karnauskas and Matt McPherson, NOAA Fisheries, provide a description of the Dolphin and Wahoo fishery based on participatory workshops held with stakeholders from North Carolina, Virginia, and Florida.  The researchers met with fishermen to discuss key factors that influence the fishery and identify major concerns and important values for the stakeholders.  The fishermen […]

Seminar Series: “Gut Check- What Is DNA Barcoding Telling Us About What Red Snapper Are Really Eating?”

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In this seminar, Kevin Spanik with the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources, describes his research on DNA Barcoding of Red Snapper gut contents. DNA barcoding is a genetic technique that can identify decomposed prey in a predators stomach.  Mr. Spanik describes the prey of Red Snapper of the coast of the Georgia and Carolinas.  […]

Seminar Series: “Dolphinfish Research Program”

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Dr. Wessley Mertin with the Dolphinfish Research Program provides a description of this long-term Dolphinfish tagging program.  The Dolphinfish Research Program has been tagging fish since 2002.  Tagging occurs by volunteers throughout the Atlantic Ocean with most tags deployed in the South Atlantic region and some satellite tags have been deployed.  Based on the tagging […]