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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.

September 29, 2014

September Council Meeting in Charleston

The South Atlantic Fisheries Management Council met this month in Charleston, SC.  Among the many actions taken by the Council ... MORE

September 12, 2014

South Atlantic Fishery Management Council to Meet in Charleston, SC

The South Atlantic Fishery Management Council is meeting September 15-19, 2014 in Charleston, SC.  The meeting will be held at ... MORE

September 11, 2014

Attention Commercial Fishermen: Be sure you know the regulations!

Vermilion snapper  is closing 12:01 am September 12, 2014.  In addition to vermilion snapper, the snapper grouper fishery has MANY ... MORE

May 30, 2014 | Posted By: Matthew Ruby

SAFA Commends U.S. House of Representatives Vote

Last night, by a 223-185 vote, the U.S. House of Representatives rejected an amendment to the Commerce, Justice, Science,and Related ... MORE

Born to Fish

John Schmidt

Fisherman, Gulf Fishermen’s Association
Fishery: Gulf of Mexico Reef Fish

"We implemented our catch share program in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010, and it has really been an incredible thing. We are able to rebuild our fishery at the same time that we deliver fresh seafood to the country, and fishermen have real year-round jobs now."

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