The South Atlantic Fishery Management Council holds four meetings a year -- one in each state in the management region. We encourage all fishermen and those interested in effectively managed fisheries to attend Council meetings in your area to learn, stay informed, and share your thoughts on fisheries management.
The South Atlantic Fishery Management Council publishes a quarterly newsletter. This is a great way to keep up-to-date on Council activities. To view the Summer 2014 and other editions, click here.
“Under a catch share management system the public can feel good about eating local seafood. We could get fish to the consumer that is sustainable and harvested in the right way, and both the public and commercial fishermen can be proud of that. The race-to-fish style of fishing simply doesn’t afford us the same opportunity.”