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August 2011

Aug
31

August 31, 2011

South Atlantic Fishery Management Council Meeting In September

The South Atlantic Fishery Management Council is meeting in September on the week of 12thth.   Here are the details: September ... MORE

Aug
30

August 30, 2011

Gulf red grouper returns to the menu

Red grouper populations are back to healthy levels in the Gulf, and after four years, Richard Gonzmart is able to ... MORE

Aug
25

August 24, 2011

Public Hearings in Florida Postponed

With the anticipation of Hurricane Irene, the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council has decided to postpone the Florida public hearings ... MORE

Aug
11

August 11, 2011

South Atlantic Fishery Management Council Update

The South Atlantic Fishery Management Council (SAFMC) met Tuesday, August 9.  Two major actions on the agenda were approval of the ... MORE

Aug
10

August 10, 2011

Recent article illustrates the woes of fishermen and communities in the South Atlantic

A recent post by Susan Shipman in the Atlanta Journal Constitution paints a frustrating story of the woes of fishermen ... MORE

Aug
5

August 05, 2011

Upcoming Public Hearings on Management of Red Grouper

The South Atlantic Fishery Management Council will hold public hearings for red grouper management measures from Florida to North Carolina ... MORE

Aug
3

August 05, 2011

New Control Date for the Wreckfish Sector in the South Atlantic

The South Atlantic Fishery Management Council has established a control date of March 11, 2011 for the wreckfish sector of ... MORE

July 2011

Jul
15

July 15, 2011 | Posted By: Matthew Ruby

Latest blow: Black sea bass season closes today, 87% shorter than 4 years ago

If you don't rely on fish to make a living, it's easy to forget the difficult situation that commercial fishermen ... MORE

Jul
14

July 15, 2011

Clearing up confusion about the 17B 40 fathom closure

  We've been hearing some confusion over the 40 fathom closure included in 17B to protect Warsaw grouper and speckled ... MORE

Jul
8

July 08, 2011

Commercial Harvest of Black Sea Bass Closing to Vessels Fishing in the South Atlantic Federal Waters on July 15, 2011

Commercial black sea bass fishing in federal waters off the South Atlantic will close at 12:01 am, July 15th.  According ... MORE

Jul
6

July 06, 2011

Fisherman: The Government's Killing Business

Fox Business recently visited North Carolina fishermen and seafood business owners to get a feel for how our region is ... MORE

June 2011

Jun
28

June 28, 2011

A closer look at trip limits

Trip limits have been proposed in the South Atlantic and across the United States as a commercial fishery management tool ... MORE

Jun
23

June 23, 2011

Vermilion Snapper Commercial Season Opens July 1

Commercial vermilion snapper fishing in federal waters of the South Atlantic will reopen on July 1st. The July-December quota is ... MORE

Jun
17

June 17, 2011

Black Sea Bass season won’t be split; new bag and trip limits for many fish

Regulatory Amendment 9 to the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council's snapper grouper fishery management plan was recently published. It has ... MORE

Jun
8

June 08, 2011

CapLog Releases Overview of Commercial Fishing in the South Atlantic Snapper Grouper Fishery

In April 2011, CapLog completed an overview of commercial fishing in the South Atlantic snapper grouper fishery. In the overview, CapLog ... MORE

Jun
3

June 03, 2011

Welcome South Atlantic Council Members!

The Commerce Department recently announced the appointment of one new member and one returning member to the South Atlantic Fishery Management ... MORE

Jun
1

June 01, 2011

Black Sea Bass Re-Opens today in the South Atlantic

Commercial and recreational fishing for black sea bass will open at 12:01 a.m. June 1, 2011. Both sectors will remain ... MORE

Jun
1

June 01, 2011

Video: Fishermen explain their experiences with catch shares

The National Fisheries Conservation Center has recently sponsored an online collection of videos in which fishermen share their experiences with ... MORE

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