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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.

January 13, 2015

Fishermen: Finally You Can Get Affordable Health Insurance!

Don't miss out on the opportunity to get low cost health insurance coverage.  The Healthcare Marketplace enrollment period is open ... MORE

December 10, 2014

December South Atlantic Fishery Management Council Meeting

The South Atlantic Fishery Management Council (SAFMC) met last week (December 1 -5, 2014).  Among the issues they discussed and/or ... MORE

November 18, 2014

Commercial Gag Grouper Closure Alert

Attention commercial snapper grouper fishermen!  Commercial harvest of gag grouper will close on November 21, 2014 at 12:01 am.  This ... MORE

November 14, 2014

New Report from NOAA Shows Increased Landings in 2013

NOAA recently released the 2013 Fisheries of the United States report.  For US commercial fisheries, a total of 9.9 billion ... MORE

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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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