Visioning Project – 2015 Activities

2015 Activities - Visioning Project

What Has Happened to Date - Development of the Draft Vision Blueprint for the Snapper Grouper Fishery in 2015

Since December 2012, the Council has held visioning workshops at each quarterly Council meeting to develop a framework for carrying out the visioning project and collecting public input. The framework evolved into the development of four strategic focus areas of Science, Management, Communication, and Governance as the major focus areas to develop strategies and actions for management of the snapper grouper fishery. In the Spring of 2014, Council staff held 26 informal port meetings to talk with snapper grouper fishery stakeholders about their ideas on how the fishery should be managed in the future. Input from the port meetings along with ideas from the Council members themselves were compiled in the Draft Vision Blueprint with specific strategies and actions for Science, Management, Communication, and Governance. 

Learn more about the Draft Vision Blueprint in the documents below.

Draft Vision Blueprint - 

Strategic Focus Area - Science Strategic Focus Area - Management
Strategic Focus Area - Communication Strategic Focus Area - Governance

Draft Vision Blueprint Glossary of Terms

Draft Vision Blueprint Public Input Flyer

How To Get Involved - Public Input Opportunities

Council will be collecting public input on the Draft Vision Blueprint between July and September 1, 2015. 

Participate in webinars and comment stations - From July through September 2015, Council will be holding informal webinars and comment station meetings throughout the region to talk with stakeholders about the four focus areas in the Draft Vision Blueprint - Science, Management, Communication, and Governance

Strategic Goal Area Webinars:

July 7  at  10 AM and 7 PM


Presentation (PDF)

Presentation (video link to YouTube)

July 8 at 10 AM and 7 PM 


Presentation (PDF)

Presentation (video link to YouTube)

July 9  at 10 AM and 7 PM

Communication & Governance


Presentation (PDF)

Presentation (video link to YouTube)

SCHEDULE - Comment Station/Webinar: The public can attend a meeting in-person at the comment station on the dates/locations listed below or participate via webinar. 

Presentation - Draft Vision Blueprint (PDF)


July 13 at 6 PM

Hampton Inn & Suites

95 Vilano Road

St. Augustine, FL 32084

July 14 at 6 PM

FL FWC Northeast Region/Titusville Office

1A Max Brewer Memorial Parkway

Titusville, FL 32796

July 15 at 6 PM

City of Stuart Offices

121 SW Flagler Avenue

Stuart, FL  34994

July 16 at 6 PM

Marathon Government Center

2798 Overseas Highway, 1st floor

Marathon, FL 33050


July 20 at 6 PM

Murrells Inlet Community Center

4450 Murrells Inlet Road

Murrells Inlet, SC 

July 21 at 6 PM

Mt. Pleasant Waterworks

1619 Rifle Range Road

Mt. Pleasant, SC 29465-0330


July 22 at 6 PM

Sapelo Saltwater Fishing Club

3575 Old Shellman Bluff Road, NE

Shellman Bluff, GA 31331

July 23 at 6 PM

GA DNR - Coastal Resources Division

One Conservation Way

Brunswick, GA  31520


July 28 at 6 PM

UNC Wilmington Center for Marine Science

​5600 Marvin K. Moss Lane

Wilmington, NC 28409

July 29 at 6 PM

NC Division of Marine Fisheries, Central District Office

5285 HIghway 70 West

Morehead City, NC 28557

July 30 at 6 PM

UNC Coastal Studies Institute

850 N.C. Highway 345

Wanchese, NC 27981


Written comments were accepted three different ways:

  1. Online - Use the Draft Vision Blueprint Web Comment FormCheck out the online comment form and send us your input. 
  2. Mail - Send to Amber Von Harten, 4055 Faber Place Drive, Suite 201, N. Charleston, SC  29405
  3. Fax - 843-769-4520


Input received during webinars and comment stations as well as written comments will be reviewed by the Council at the September 2015 Council meeting. Based on the public input, Council may make changes to the Draft Vision Blueprint and will meet in October 2015 in Charleston, SC to start prioritizing and identifying short- and long-term action items.