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)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 843.571.4366.