The South Atlantic Update, the Council's quarterly newsletter, is published following each Council meeting to keep the public up to date with fishery issues. If you are interested in contributing to the South Atlantic Update or would like to receive a hard copy of the publication, please contact the Council office or email email@example.com.
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New regulations considered for vermilion snapper and red porgy through Amendment 18; new South Atlantic Fish Regs mobile App; Council considering Vessel Monitoring Systems (VMS) for commercial snapper grouper vessels, and more...
Council set to review four amendments at December meeting; law enforcement officer of the year award; red snapper mini-season overview; summary of upcoming amendments; and more...
Limited red snapper harvest allowed as stock rebuilds; mackerel measures proposed; improving tracking of annual catch limits; changes approved for commercial golden tilefish fishery; and more...
Ending overfishing for speckled hind and warsaw grouper; coral research featured on CNN; review of red snapper numbers; electronic video monitoring study; spiny lobster area closures; law enforcement @ work; and more...
Regional councils meet mandates to end and prevent overfishing, Law Enforcement Officer of the Year recognized, overview of fishery management plan amendments to meet reauthorized Magnuson-Stevens mandates, and more...
Council to take action in December on black sea bass, red grouper and wreckfish; Council chairman and vice-chair elected; Regional Social Media Workshop held in October; Council approves Annual Catch Limits; Agenda for December Council meeting, and more...
Council approves amendments in June: an overview of the Comprehensive ACL Amendment, Mackerel Amendment 18 setting ACLs and AMs for king mackerel, Spanish mackerel and cobia, and amendment to eliminate current deepwater closure; New Council appointments, Comprehensive Ecosystem-Based Amendment 2 approved, Exempted Fishery Permit for blueline tilefish in NC, Council goes to Congress, and more....
New regulations for black sea bass may help extend season, SAFMC receives NAEP award, Mackerel and spiny lobster management addressed at joint council meeting in June, Additional Council meeting scheduled for August, CE-BA2 overview, Comprehensive ACL Amendment overview, Recreational regulations summary, ...and more.
Large area closure for all snapper grouper species unnecessary following new red snapper stock asessment, black sea bass recreational fishery closure possible, Snapper Grouper Amendment 17B implements new measures to end overfishing, public hearing and scoping overview...and more.
Secretary of Commerce approves Amendment 17A to end overfishing of red snapper, Council elects new Chair and Vice-Chair, Snapper Grouper Amendment 18A, SEDAR 24 Red Snapper Assessment, Overview of Upcoming Amendments, Agenda and Public Comment sessions for the December Council meeting...and more.
Council approves Amendment 17A to end overfishing of red snapper, Applicants solicited for participation in SEDAR stock assessment process, New Council members appointed, NOAA Fisheries Service requests comments for Amendment 17A, Deepwater coral protection, Oil spill impacts and corals, New federal fishing regulations brochure now available, Agenda and Public Comment sessions for the September Council meeting...and more.
Council Scheduled to vote in June on area closure and other measures in Snapper Grouper Amendment 17A to end overfishing, Letter to Secretary of Commerce regarding data concerns and regulatory impacts, Catch Shares topic of workshop held in March, Red Snapper: Fishery Management's Perfect Storm, Snapper Grouper regulations snap shot, Need for fishery independent research increases with restrictions in fishing effort, Snapper Grouper Amendment 18 summary, Law Enforcement at work, Mackerel update, Agenda and Public Comment sessions for June Council meeting...and more.
Snapper Grouper Amendment 17B Approved by Council, Snapper Grouper Amendment 15B Implemented includes a prohibition on bag-limit sales, an Overview of the red snapper closure and proposed area closure, Chairman Duane Harris' Testimony to Congress, a Summary of snapper grouper regulations, an Interview with Ken Nedimyer on his coral restoration work, an Agenda overview for the March 1-5, 2010 Council meeting in Jekyll Island, GA...and more.