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April 12th, 2019

South Atlantic Council Seeks Application for Multiple Positions

The South Atlantic Fisheries Management Council is seeking applications four several opening on their advisory panels and workgroup.  The available seats are for the Habitat Advisory Panel and the Systems Management Workgroup. The applications are due May 10th, 2019The following positions are open and accepting applications:

For the Habitat Advisory Panel

  • 1 Commercial Seat - NC
  • 1 Commercial Seat - FL
  • 1 At-Large - Geologist

For the Systems Management Workgroup

  • 1 Commercial Seat - GA

For more information,  Click Here to go to the SAFMC's Advisory Panel homepage.  

They are also seeking scientists interested in joining the Scientific and Statistical Committee(SSC). Any interested scientists should send applications by April 29th, 2019.  Contact  Mike Errigo at the SAFMC mike.errigo@safmc.net or (843) 302-8441.  Click Here for more information on the SSC Committee.


April 10th, 2019

Video: SFA Member Laurilee Thompson Involved in Local Conservation Efforts

Good video featuring SFA member Laurilee Thompson, of Dixie Crossroads. SFA members are always concerned about conservation.

Horseshoe Crabs Mating in Titusville, FL


March 4th, 2019

Dept. of Commerce release Red Snapper Season Dates and Memo

The Dept. of Commerce has release the new dates for both commercial and recreational red snapper for the 2019 season.  The commercial red snapper season opens at 12:01 a.m., local time, July 8, 2019. The 2019 recreational red snapper season opens at 12:01 a.m., local time, on July 12, 2019, and closes at 12:01 a.m., local time, on July 15, 2019; then reopens at 12:01 a.m., local time, on July 19, 2019, and closes at 12:01 a.m., local time, on July 21, 2019, unless changed by subsequent notification in the Federal Register.  

For more info, Click Here for DOC memo.


February 27th, 2019

Neil Jacobs Named Acting Chief of NOAA

Neil Jacobs, a former atmospheric scientist from California, has been named Chief of NOAA.  He is named acting chief after the nomination of Barry Myers failed confirmation in the Senate. His initial comments include an emphasis on "Blue Economy Priorities,"which would include the seafood industry.

Neil Jacobs Named Acting Chief of NOAA - Nature.com


February 25th, 2019

Seafood HACCP Trainings Offered Through Florida Sea Grant/UF IFAS

A series of basic and ‘Segment Two’ seafood HACCP training courses are scheduled in conjunction with UF/IFAS Extension offices at various locations in Florida. The lead instructor for the courses will be Dr. Steve Otwell. Current dates and locations include:

  • April 10-11; Jacksonville; Beaver Street Fisheries/Two day session (8AM-5PM daily; Wednesday + Thursday) -(contact Steve Otwell for any availability)
  • April 17; Palmetto, FL; Univ FL Extension Office- Manatee County, Kendrick Auditorium, 1303 17th Street West. Segment Two course for one full day (8Am-5PM;Wednesday). Participation in a Segment Two course ‘requires prior completion’ of the Internet Segment One portion (see *Note above).
  • June 5-6; Pensacola, FL; Public Archaeology Network Building, 207 E. Main Street/ Two day session (8AM-5PM daily; Wednesday + Thursday)
  • June 18-19; Cocoa, FL: Univ FL-Brevard County Extension Office, 3695 Lake Dr. / Two day session (8AM-5PM daily; Tuesday + Wednesday)
The registration link and more info for the courses can be found at this link.


February 13th, 2019

FWCC meeting in Gainesville February 20th and 21st

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Committee will be hosting a public meeting on February 20th and 21st in Gainesville, FL.  The two day meeting will allow public comment on items on the agenda.  Agenda Items include:

  • South Atlantic Fishery Management Council Report.
  • Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council Report and Final Approval for Gulf Recreational Red Snapper Season
  • Shore-based Shark Fishing
  • Scallops

For a complete agenda and more information Click Here.


Click here for National Fisherman Article on outgoing Executive Director Bob Jones 


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