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 2 - 6, 2019
Hotel Ballast
301 North Water Street
Wilmington, NC 28401
Phone: 1-800-445-8667




October 15, 2019
Executive Finance Committee Meeting
Webinar only (9 AM - Noon)


September 16 - 20, 2019
Town & Country Inn and Suites
2008 Savannah Hwy
Charleston, SC 29407
Phone: 843-571-1000





June 10 - 14, 2019
Hutchinson Island Marriott
555 NE Ocean Boulevard
Stuart, FL 34996
Phone: 1-800-775-5936 or 772-225-3700
Fax: 772-225-7131




May 14 - 16, 2019
Francis Marion Hotel
387 King Street
Charleston, SC 29403


March 4 - 8, 2019
Westin Jekyll Island
110 Ocean Way
Jekyll Island, GA  31527
Phone: 888-627-8316 or 912-635-4545
Fax: 912-319-2838




February 8, 2019
Executive Finance Committee Meeting
Webinar only



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