Council Meetings

Council Meeting Process

Members of the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council meet four times each year, once in each of the four states in the southeast region. Meetings generally last five days and involve meetings of the Council's committees and a Council session involving all members. Advisory panel meetings, public hearings, and public comment sessions may also be scheduled during the week.

During each quarterly Council meeting, committee meetings are held for any fishery that has proposed amendments being developed by the Council. Committees are made up of specific Council members and detailed agendas and documents for each committee meeting are provided to the public prior to the meeting via the Council's website through a briefing book.

Current Meeting Schedule

December 7 - 10, 2020
Held via Webinar Only






November 12, 2020
Webinar: 10 AM - Noon
Executive Finance Committe


November 9, 2020
Webinar: 10 AM - 4 PM
Held via Webinar Only





September 14 - 17, 2020
Held via Webinar Only







August 7, 2020
Webinar: 9 AM - Noon
Executive Finance Committee



June 8 - 12, 2020
Held via Webinar Only





March 2-6, 2020
Westin Jekyll Island
110 Ocean Way
Jekyll Island, GA 31527
Phone: 1-888-627-8316


Past Meetings - Archives (2006 - 2018 meeting information and materials, including briefing books)