Briefing Book: Information & Education AP Meeting – Nov 2-3, 2016

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SAFMC Information & Education AP Meeting:

November 2-3, 2016




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Briefing Book: Snapper Grouper AP – Oct 31-Nov 1, 2016 meeting

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Snapper Grouper AP Meeting: October 31 – November 1, 2016




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For-Hire & Commercial Requirements for Sea Turtle Release Gear In Effect

Sea_Turtle_Release_Placard_101310This summer staff from the NOAA Fisheries Pascagoula Lab hit the docks in fishing communities throughout the South Atlantic region to provide training and outreach on required sea turtle release gear and protocols. The requirement affects all vessels in the South Atlantic with a federal commercial permit or a federal charter/headboat permit for harvesting snapper-grouper. The team held workshops to raise awareness about the requirement and improve compliance in the fishery. Workshops covered gear requirements, where to purchase or how … Read More

Fishing Community Profiles: How do regulations affect social and economic networks within fishing communities?

ShemCreek_SC_SwordfishShrimpSnapperGrouperVesselsCommunity Connections Within a Fishery

How is a fishery defined? In loose terms, a fishery can be described as:

Fish + Habitat the Fish Depend On + Fishermen + Communities/Businesses that Support Fishermen = FISHERY

Often times, when people think about fisheries management much of the focus is on the resource itself, the fish. However, with revisions to the federal law that dictates how federal fisheries are managed (Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act), managers are now required to not only address … Read More

Catch Any Black Sea Bass Lately?

Photo Credit: Captain Judy HelmBeen fishing lately? Caught any black sea bass? The answer is likely a resounding “YES”! Catches of black sea bass have been on the rise the past several years and the Council had been hearing from fishermen throughout the region that based  on what they were seeing on the water (and on their hooks!), the fishery had to be recovered. Reports from fishermen indicated that it was difficult to even get a bait to the bottom without snagging a black sea bass … Read More

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