News & Updates
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, 2019. The following positions are open and accepting applications:
For the Habitat Advisory Panel
For the Systems Management Workgroup
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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.
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:
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:
For a complete agenda and more information Click Here.