The South Atlantic Fishermen's Association is made up of members of the fishing community, seafood lovers and concerned citizens from North Carolina to the Florida Keys. We are committed to providing fresh, local, responsibly harvested seafood; improved fisheries science; and strong fishing communities.
“I support catch shares because I believe there is hope for our grouper fisheries and the fishermen who depend on its supply, and I feel a catch share program is a system that could work. No one is happy where things are now. Restaurants especially need a consistent, steady supply of local seafood. You can’t open and close fisheries—they simply can’t keep up.”