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Sustainable Fisheries in the South Atlantic

The South Atlantic Branch works with the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council (South Atlantic Council) to manage federal fisheries off the coasts of North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and the east coast of Florida. 

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Working with the South Atlantic Council, the South Atlantic Branch develops fishery management plans and amendments. The South Atlantic Branch coordinates public review and comments during regulation and amendment development; and issues fishing closures to prevent overfishing if landings approach annual catch limits.   


Fishery Management Plans (FMP)

ReportFishing Resources

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  • Opt-in to receive fishery-related alerts via text, standard message & data rates may apply. To receive important fishery related alerts via text message, including immediate fishery openings and closures, and significant changes to fishing regulations that happen quickly, opt-in for one or more of the following groups. Standard message & data rates may apply. You may opt-out at any time. 
    • South Atlantic Commercial Fisheries Related Alerts
      • Text SATLCOMMFISH to 888777
    • South Atlantic Recreational Fisheries Related Alerts
      • Text SATLRECFISH to 888777


Last updated by Southeast Regional Office on September 13, 2023