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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 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

December 07, 2013 | Posted By: Matthew Ruby

December SAFMC Council Meeting

The South Atlantic Fishery Management Council met December 2 - December 6, 2013 in Wilmington, NC.  The Council discussed issues ... MORE

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Brad Pettinger

Director, Oregon Trawl Commission
Fishery: Pacific Groundfish Trawl

“The first year of the catch share program exceeded most people’s expectations.  One of the biggest changes was in the reduction of discards, as personal accountability, coupled with the ability to trade quota pounds, really made a difference.”   

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