March 17 - 20: South Atlantic Council To Hold Community Port Meetings in North Carolina

As part of its Visioning Project, the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council is looking for fresh ideas and strategies to reach the management goals for the fishery. To collect stakeholder ideas, staff and Council members will be traveling throughout the South Atlantic to host informal public meetings with fishermen to gather ideas for future management of the snapper grouper fishery. These informal meetings, called 'port meetings', will provide fishermen and others with fishery interests an opportunity to voice their ideas in a round-table discussion. Input received during these meetings will be used to help the Council develop a long-term vision and strategic plan for managing the snapper grouper fishery. 

Meetings will be held in fishing communities throughout NC, SC, GA and FL between February and April. Between March 17 - 20, the South Atlantic Council will hold seven community port meetings in North Carolina. 

North Carolina Port Meeting Schedule

March 17, 2014, 1:30 PM - Shallotte, NC (RSVP)
Ocean Isle Fishing Center's
Wing & Company
4764 Main Street
Shallotte, NC 28459

March 17, 2014, 10:00 AM - Southport, NC (RSVP)
Cape Fear Restaurant
101 Bay Street
Southport, NC 28461

March 18, 2014, 1:00 PM - Sneads Ferry, NC (RSVP)
T's Cafe
2004 HWY 172
Sneads Ferry, NC

March 19, 2014, 11:00 AM - Morehead City, NC (RSVP)
Sanitary Fish Market & Restaurant
501 Evans Street
Morehead City, NC 28557

March 19, 2014, 6:00 PM - Raleigh, NC (RSVP)
Raleigh Country Club
400 Donald Ross Drive  
Raleigh, NC 27610

March 20, 2014, 10:00 AM - Wanchese, NC (RSVP)
Wanchese Community Center
295 Old Schoolhouse Road
Wanchese, NC 27981

March 20, 2014, 3:00 PM - Hatteras, NC (RSVP)
Hatteras Community Center
57689 Highway 12  
Hatteras, NC 27943

Note:  RSVP is requested if you would like to attend a meeting. The full meeting schedule and RSVP links are available at the 2014 Port Meeting Schedule page.

Can't attend a meeting? Written input and ideas will also be accepted through the Council's website through the port meeting online comment form.

Have questions or want to get involved? Contact Amber Von Harten, Outreach Specialist at or 843.571.4366.