South Atlantic Fishery Management Council
South Atlantic Update Newsletter
A Quarterly Publication of the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council
Winter 2019
On Point - The Council Chair's Perspective
In her first column as Council Chair, Jessica McCawley focuses on the importance of proposed measures for ABC Control Rules and a separate amendment to address Accountability Measures for recreational fisheries. Read More
Cooperative Research and Managed Areas
Join charter captain Rob Schemmel and a crew of scientists as they explore the Warsaw Hole Spawning Special Management Zone off the coast of Key West. We talk with Captain Rob about his role in the cooperative research project.
North Atlantic Right Whales Return to the Southeast
Endangered North Atlantic right whales are migrating south to have their calves. This year is off to a promising start. Learn more about right whales and measures taken by the Council to help protect them from fishing gear as they migrate off our coast. Learn More
From the Executive Director's Desk
Executive Director Gregg Waugh discusses impacts of the recent federal government shutdown on fisheries management and how schedules are being juggled. Read More
March 4-8, 2019 Council Meeting Highlights
The Council's March meeting will take place in Jekyll Island, Georgia at the Westin Jekyll Island. The 2019 red snapper season, migration of species northward, and allocations are just a few of the topics for the week-long meeting.
Citizen Science - New Project Highlight
Learn how you can get involved in the first project of the Council's Citizen Science Program - get trained on how to use, Release, the new mobile app designed for collecting release data on scamp grouper across all sectors. Read more