In this episode of From the Head, Sid Dobrin takes a look at the newly released report from the American Sportfishing Association “Economic Contribution of the 2018 Recreational Red Snapper Season in the South Atlantic.” FISH ON!
Federal fishery managers met last week in Charleston, South Carolina to discuss a broad range of management measures, and approved four amendments to fishery management plans for submission to the Secretary of Commerce for review. In addition, members of the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council agreed to continue the development of Amendment 36 to the […]
From South Atlantic Fishery Management Council: REMINDER: Public Hearings and Scoping Meetings Scheduled in August for Proposed Federal Fisheries Management Measures Written comments accepted until August 18, 2014The South Atlantic Fishery Management Council is requesting public input on proposed management measures affecting the fishery management plans for snapper grouper, dolphin and wahoo, coastal migratory pelagics […]
So the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council did not give us the year-round red snapper fishery that many thought the recreational fishing community deserved. It did, however, grant three red snapper weekends: 1: Friday, July 11 – Monday July 14 2: Friday, July 18 – Monday July 21 3. Friday, July 25 – Sunday, July […]
The Southern Atlantic Fishery Management Council (SAFMC) will hold a series of public hearings next week. Agenda items will include Snapper Grouper Amendment 29 (ORCS and gray triggerfish) includes: Adjustments to the Acceptable Biological Catch (ABC) values for unassessed species where data is limited, known as “Only Reliable Catch Species” or ORCS Management measures for gray […]
Last December, the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council (SAFMC) voted to change a rule that prevented charter boat captains and crew from keeping snapper and grouper caught on their vessels. That change goes into effect on Monday, January 27, 2014, allowing captains and crew to keep snapper and grouper according to recreational regulations. The Florida […]
The South Atlantic Fishery Management Council will be meeting starting today in Charleston, South Carolina at the Charleston Marriott. The meeting will run through Friday and will include two public comment sessions one at 5:30 on Wednesday, September 18 and one at 4:30 on Thursday, September 19. The agenda for this meeting includes: •modifying the […]