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SAFMC Public Hearings Schedule and Scientific & Statistical Committee (SSC) Meeting Date

October 25, 2011

The South Atlantic Fishery Management Council (SAFMC) will be holding public hearings up and down the Southeast coast to discuss the black sea bass, red grouper and wreckfish fisheries. Three amendments are being developed under the Snapper Grouper Management Plan:

  • Amendment 18A addresses black sea bass restrictions
  • Amendment 20A addresses the wreckfish Individual Transferable Quota (ITQ)
  • Amendment 24 addresses ending the overfishing and rebuilding of the red grouper fishery

The public hearings will take place from 4pm-7pm unless otherwise noted. To learn more about the amendments and to obtain public hearing documents, click here.

Monday, November 14
Avista Resort
300 N. Ocean Boulevard
Myrtle Beach, SC 29582
Phone: 843/249-2521

Monday, November 14
Hampton Inn Savannah/Midtown
20 Johnston Street
Savannah, GA 31405
Phone: 912/721-3700

Tuesday, November 15(5:30 – 7:30 PM)
Charleston Marriott Hotel
170 Lockwood Boulevard
Charleston, SC 29403
Phone: 843/723-3000

Tuesday, November 15
Jacksonville Marriott 
4670 Salisbury Road
Jacksonville, FL 32256
Phone: 904/296-2222

Wednesday, November 16  
Radisson Resort at the Port 
8701 Astronaut Blvd.   meeting
Cape Canaveral, FL 32920 
Phone: 321/784-0000

Thursday, November 17
Key Largo Bay Marriott
103800 Overseas Highway
Key Largo, FL 33037
Phone: 305/453-0000

*Tuesday, December 6
Holiday Inn Brownstone
1707 Hillsborough Street
Raleigh, NC 27605
Phone: 919/828-0811
*Hearing in conjunction with the December 5-9, 2011 Council meeting. Begins at 5:30 PM

The Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC) will hold their second biannual meeting on November 8-10 of this year. Each regional council has an SSC that reviews the science behind council management plans and makes recommendations on setting fishing levels that are based on the guidelines of national fisheries management.   To learn more about the SAFMC's SSC and its members, click here.

November 8-10, 2011
Hampton Inn & Suites
678 Citadel Haven Dr.
Charleston, SC 29414
Phone: 843/573-1200
Fax: 843/556-6078
Click hereto learn more.

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