How They Work
Scoping Meetings & Public Hearings are considered an important step in the management process because they give stakeholders an opportunity to,
- Learn more about proposed actions and management measures being considered by the Council;
- Speak with Council members and staff about the draft actions being considered, and
- Give formal public comment on the record about their ideas and suggestions on the proposed measures.
Helpful documents, presentations, and public comment forms will be available at the tabs below. Take a look if you'd like to learn more about each amendment and to provide your on-record comment.
Public Hearings: Shrimp Fishery Access Area along the Northern Extension of Oculina Bank Coral Habitat Area of Particular Concern (Coral Amendment 10)
- May 12 & 13, 2021 at 5 PM
Helpful Documents and Presentations:
Verbal Public Comment will be accepted during the webinars on May 12 & 13, 2021 following the presentation and questions.
Other comments must be received by May 14, 2021 at 5 PM to be included in the public hearing record for the amendment.
Public Scoping: Modifications to Greater Amberjack Catch Levels, Allocations, & Other Management Measures (Snapper Grouper Amendment 49)
- April 14 & 15, 2021 at 6 PM
Helpful Documents and Presentations
Verbal Public Comment will be accepted during the webinars on April 14 & 15, 2021 following the presentation and questions.
Other comments must be received by April 16, 2021 at 5 PM to be included in the public scoping record for the amendment.
- Written Comments: Use the online form to submit written comment electronically:
- Comments by Mail: Send comments to John Carmichael, Executive Director, SAFMC, 4055 Faber Place Drive, Suite 201, N. Charleston, SC 29405
- Comments by Fax: 843/769-4520
Click for Public Hearings and Scoping Meeting Archives.