|The South Atlantic Fishery Management Council is responsible for the conservation and management of many species found in Federal waters in the south Atlantic region. For example, a total of 60 species of fish are included in the Snapper Grouper managment complex. Click the link for a list of managed species (pdf). Fishery management plans developed by the Council include:
Coastal Migratory Pelagics (includes king & Spanish mackerel),
Dolphin and Wahoo,
Shrimp (including rock shrimp),
Snapper /Grouper, and
Listed below are species commonly found in the south Atlantic. Many are managed by the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council. Click on the common name of each species for additional information including illustrations, biological characteristics, current regulations and/or contact information regarding the regulatory agency responsible for its management.
The fish graphics and biological characteristics found on this site were provided courtesy of Chuck Manooch and Duane Raver from their book, Fishes of the Southeastern United States.