South Atlantic Fishery Management Council

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The South Atlantic Bite

Each of the eight regional fishery management councils in the U.S. has a Scientific and Statistical Committee, responsible for reviewing the scientific basis of council management plans and actions and to develop fishing level recommendations in accordance with national fisheries management guidelines. The SSC consists of biologists, stock assessment scientists, and others knowledgeable about the technical aspect of fisheries in the region.

Taking a More Adaptable Approach to Dolphin Management

Dolphin, Dolphinfish, Mahi Mahi or Dorado – regardless of the name, Dolphin are one of the most popular fish targeted by both recreational and commercial fishermen. Dolphin are managed by the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council in federal waters along the U.S. Atlantic coast. The high demand for Dolphin and recent concerns over user conflicts, highly variable availability, and international harvest, has sparked the need to consider a more flexible and adaptive management approach. Learn more about Dolphin management and how fishery managers are collaborating to address these challenges.

SAFMC Recruitment Announcement: Meeting Coordinator/Office Assistant

The South Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council) is seeking a meeting coordinator/office assistant that will support the Council’s travel and meeting commitments. The Council, headquartered in North Charleston, SC, 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 South Atlantic Bite

This week’s SA Bite newsletter is out now! Check it out for more info on Mackerel Port Meetings that begin next week in NC from Wilmington to Manteo, sign up now to attend and share your perspectives and vision for the future of these important fisheries. The Bite also includes additional info on the SAFMC Seminar Series on Acoustic Detection Research; open advisory panel seats; Best Fishing Practices workshops, and other fish news.

SAFMC Recruitment Announcement: Inflation Reduction Act and Climate Response Projects Coordinator

This contract position will serve as a Project Coordinator to oversee the development of projects submitted to the National Marine Fisheries Service for funds allocated to regional fishery management councils from the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) of 2022. The position will oversee day to day management of climate-related projects pursued through the IRA funding and in response to the East Coast Climate Change Scenario Planning. As projects near completion, the position will work with management staff to implement the results of funded projects.

The South Atlantic Bite

Members of the South Atlantic Council met last week in Jekyll Island, Georgia and discussed a broad range of topics, ranging from Black Sea Bass to reporting compliance in the for-hire fishery.