Defined Fishery Management Areas Off South Atlantic States Map & GIS Data

Map and GIS data representing the defined areas for fishery management in the South Atlantic Exclusive Economic Zone, 'off' North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia and Florida.

This is a map of the defined fishery management areas off South Atlantic states.

Map of the defined fishery management areas off South Atlantic states.

The Southeast Region, Sustainable Fisheries Division is responsible for managing commercial and recreational fisheries in the southeastern United States and the U.S. Caribbean under the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation & Management Act.

These defined 'off state' area maps and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) data represent areas that include the South Atlantic Region:

Title 50 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), PART 622 FISHERIES OF THE CARIBBEAN, GULF OF MEXICO, AND SOUTH ATLANTIC

For the precise legal definition of the fishery management plan and geographic coordinates, please consult Subpart  A - General Provisions: 

Section 622.2  Definitions and acronyms: Off Florida; Off Georgia; Off North Carolina; and Off South Carolina

THESE MAPS AND DATA ARE FOR ILLUSTRATIVE PURPOSES ONLY.

The CFR should be consulted for the precise legal definition of fishery management areas and geographic coordinates. Esri's ArcGIS software or Google Earth can be used to open GIS shapefiles. Google Earth can also be used to open zipped KML (KMZ) files to view the management areas. Click here to download Google Earth. Metadata (information about the GIS shapefile data) is available in XML or an easy-to-read HTML format, and is included in the zipped shapefile.


For more information or questions about this data please contact the GIS Coordinator at nmfs.ser.gis.coordinator@noaa.gov.

Last updated by Southeast Regional Office on 10/18/2019

South Atlantic Fisheries Management Map