South Atlantic Fishery Management Council

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SAFMC Recruitment Announcement: SEDAR Coordinator

The South Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council) is seeking a coordinator for the
Southeast Data, Assessment, and Review Program (SEDAR) to assist with planning and
managing stock assessment projects.

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Members of the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council will hold their next meeting March 4-8, 2024 on Jekyll Island, Georgia. The meeting will be held at the Villas by the Sea Resort and is open to the public. The meeting will also be available via webinar as it occurs.

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The Council’s Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC) will meet on Friday, February 9th from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. via webinar.

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The Council’s Law Enforcement Advisory Panel will meet in person to cover a broad range of topics, including a discussion of the sale of tournament-caught King Mackerel and Spanish Mackerel, as well as compliance updates on for-hire electronic reporting, use of descending devices, and marine protected areas and spawning special management zones.

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The Council’s Seminar Series continues in 2024 with a presentation on wind energy development in the South Atlantic region.

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‘Tis the Season! We wish you and yours a joyous holiday season and a happy and healthy New Year! As you begin to think about schedules for 2024, please mark your calendar and plan to participate in the federal fishery management process by attending a Council meeting – either in person or via webinar.

Council Approves Measures Affecting Federal Fisheries During December Meeting

Members of the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council concluded their week-long meeting in Beaufort, North Carolina after addressing a broad range of federal fisheries management issues. Janet Coit, Assistant Administrator for NOAA Fisheries attended a portion of the meeting and addressed the Council. She recognized the Council’s and NOAA Fisheries’ regional efforts in supporting management and science, including the Council’s Citizen Science Program, and highlighted national fisheries issues.

The South Atlantic Bite

Join in as members of the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council meet this week at the Beaufort Hotel in Beaufort, NC. During the week-long meeting, the following committees will convene: Mackerel Cobia, Dolphin Wahoo, Snapper Grouper, Citizen Science, Habitat and Ecosystem, and SEDAR (Southeast Data, Assessment, and Review). There will also be meetings of the Full Council.