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

March 6-10, 2017  
Westin Jekyll Island
110 Ocean Way
Jekyll Island  GA  31527
Phone: 888-627-8316 or 912-635-4545
Fax: 912-319-2838



June 12-16, 2017 
Sawgrass Marriott
1000 PGA Tour Boulevard
Ponte Vedra Beach  FL  32082
Phone: 1-800-457-4653 or 904-285-7777
Fax: 904-285-0906


Special Council Meeting Webinar-Executive Finance Committee
July 26, 2017
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Via Webinar


September 25-29, 2017
Town & Country Inn
2008 Savannah Highway
Charleston  SC  29407
Phone:  843-571-1000
Fax: 843-766-9444



Special Council Meeting Webinar - Revisions to ABC Control Rule
November 6, 2017
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Via Webinar


December 4-8, 2017
DoubleTree by Hilton Atlantic Beach Oceanfront
2717 W. Fort Macon Road
Atlantic Beach  NC  28512
Phone: 800-222-8733 or 252-240-1155
Fax: 252-222-4065

Past Meetings - Archives (2006 - 2016 meeting information and materials, including briefing books)