South Atlantic Fishery Management Council

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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.

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Members of the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council will hold their next meeting on December 4-8, 2023 at the Beaufort Hotel in Beaufort, NC. During the week-long meeting, the Council will convene meetings of the following committees: 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.

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Meetings of the Council’s advisory panels continue next week with the Dolphin Wahoo Advisory Panel (AP) meeting Monday, November 6th beginning at 1 p.m., followed by a meeting of the Mackerel Cobia AP beginning Tuesday afternoon at 1 p.m. and running through Wednesday. The meetings will be held at the Town and Country Inn, 2008 Savannah Highway, Charleston, SC 29407.

South Atlantic Fishery Management Council Seeks Scientific Advisors

The South Atlantic Fishery Management Council (SAFMC) is soliciting scientists interested in serving on its Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC) the Socio-Economic Panel. Membership is open to any qualified scientist, regardless of affiliation or geographic location. The Council will review applications at its December 2023 meeting. Applications received by Monday, November 27, 2023 will be submitted to the Council for consideration.

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Newsworthy Notes – October 19, 2023 Stakeholders Needed for 2024 Dolphin Management Strategy Evaluation Scientists consider more adaptive approaches to Dolphinfish management Fishermen and others knowledgeable and interested in Dolphin management along the Atlantic coast are being solicited to participate in a small stakeholder working group beginning in early 2024. This group of volunteers will continue work on the […]

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Interested in federal fisheries management and want to become more involved? The Council is soliciting applicants for open seats on its advisory panels as well as persons interested in becoming an advisor for the Citizen Science Program.

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The Council’s Seminar Series continues in October as Council member Laurilee Thompson provides an oral history of the rock shrimp fishery, including her unique perspective as the daughter of Rodney Thompson, the man who pioneered the fishery off the coast of Cape Canaveral in the 1960s into the fishery it is today.