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South Atlantic Fishery Management Council

home-1SAFMC, headquartered in Charleston, S.C., is responsible for the conservation and management of fish stocks within the federal 200-mile limit of the Atlantic off the coasts of North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia and east Florida to Key West.

The role of the council is to develop fishery management plans needed to manage fishery resources within federal waters. The area encompassing federal waters, sometimes referred to as the Exclusive Economic Zone or EEZ, extends offshore from state waters (three miles in the South Atlantic) to 200 nautical miles.
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Cancellation Notice: Due to possible impacts from Hurricane Florence, Council staff have been instructed to return to South Carolina to prepare their homes and their families. As a result, the For-Hire Electronic Reporting Trainings scheduled to occur this week in the Florida Keys and South Florida will be rescheduled for another time. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused for the South Florida charter fleet. To all of our friends in the path of Hurricane Florence, we wish you the best and hope you all weather the storm safely. ... See MoreSee Less

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Vision Blueprint

The Vision Blueprint will be used to help guide management of the snapper grouper fishery over the next five to ten years and will...

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