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Booklet Provides South Atlantic MPA Fisheries Regulations

Jan 12, 2010 | News

The S.C. Sea Grant Consortium and the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council have co-published a comprehensive summary of eight deepwater marine protected areas (MPAs) in the region.

The new publication, Regulations for Deepwater Marine Protected Areas in the South Atlantic, includes a history of MPA development, a listing of snapper-grouper species protected in the areas, and detailed regulations, along with maps, coordinates, and descriptions of each MPA site.

The South Atlantic Fishery Management Council is responsible for the conservation and management of fish stocks in federal waters (ranging from 3 to 200 nautical miles) off the coasts of North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and the East Coast of Florida south to Key West.