South Atlantic Fishery Management Council

Mark Your Calendar – Upcoming Meetings for Federal Fisheries Issues

NOAA Library Seminar Series features SAFMC Citizen Science Program; SAFMC Science Seminar Series highlights artificial reefs

Fishermen and others interested in following and participating in the federal fishery management process mark your calendars now! During April and May, the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council will hold meetings of its advisory panels, Scientific and Statistical Committee, Socio-Economic Panel, and a webinar focusing on scientific studies.

In addition, the SAFMC Citizen Science Program will be featured next week as part of the NOAA Central Library Seminar series. Tune in at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 30th (see details below).

All of the meetings are open to the public. In-person meetings held by the Council will also be available via webinar as they occur. Webinar registration and other specific meeting information is available from the links below.

NOAA Library Seminar Supporting Fisheries with Citizen Science: The SAFMC Approach

Thursday, March 30. 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. Webinar Registration.

Tune in next Thursday at 1 p.m. to learn more about the Council’s Citizen Science Program and how it supports fisheries management. The NOAA Central Library Seminar series will focus on the “CitSci” program with Program Manager Julia Byrd, Project Coordinator Meg Withers, and Dr. Chip Collier, the Council’s Deputy Director for Science as guests. The seminar will focus on the development of the program to fill data gaps and address management needs, as well as current projects and application of their data. Register now

SAFMC Science Seminar Series

Assessing the spatial footprint and ecological siting principles of artificial reefs in the South Atlantic

Tuesday, April 11, 2023. 1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Webinar Registration.

Artificial reefs have been used in the South Atlantic region to increase fishing and diving opportunities. The Council will host a presentation from NOAA National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science highlighting findings from multiple studies on artificial reefs, including the artificial and natural reef area in the South Atlantic region, ecological principles for siting artificial reefs, and analyses of relative fish abundance during their Science Seminar Series in April.

A question and answer session will follow. The webinar presentations are for informational purposes only and no management actions are taken. Learn more about the Council’s seminar series and register now to attend.

Photo: SCDNR

Mark Your Calendar

Keep track of meetings scheduled by the Council from the Meetings page of the website and register for meeting webinars as information becomes available. Register early and receive email reminders as the meeting date(s) approach!

March 30, 2023

NOAA Central Library Seminar: SAFMC Citizen Science Program

1 p.m. – 2 p.m.

Webinar registration

April 11, 2023

SAFMC Science Seminar: Artificial Reefs

1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Webinar registration

April 17-18, 2023

SSC Socio-Economic Panel

Town & Country Inn

Charleston, SC 29407

Webinar registration

April 18-20, 2023

Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC)

Town & Country Inn

Charleston, SC 29407

Webinar registration

April 21, 2023

Mackerel Cobia Advisory Panel

1 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

via webinar

Webinar registration

April 25-27, 2023

Snapper Grouper Advisory Panel

Hilton Garden Inn Charleston Airport

North Charleston, SC

Webinar registration

May 4-5, 2023

Citizen Science Operations Committee Meeting

via webinar

Webinar registration

May 16-18, 2023

Habitat and Ecosystem-Based Management Advisory Panel

Town & Country Inn

Charleston, SC 29407

Webinar registration