Council Seeks Input on MPA Use for Species Protection

The South Atlantic Fishery Management Council will hold two public workshops in April and May to solicit information regarding the use of marine protected areas (MPAs) to help protect speckled hind and Warsaw grouper, two species currently listed as undergoing overfishing. The first workshop will be held April 18, 2012 in North Charleston, SC and the second on May 16, 2012 in Pooler, GA. Three additional workshops will be scheduled for North Carolina and Florida later this year.

MPA Public Workshops - 6:00 PM
April 18, 2012 May 16, 2012
Hilton Garden Inn Mighty 8th Air Force Museum
5265 International Blvd. 175 Bourne Avenue
North Charleston, SC 29418 Pooler, GA 31322
(843) 308-9330 (912) 748-8888

The workshops are designed to give the public the opportunity to provide data on locations of speckled hind and Warsaw grouper and important habitat for the two species. The Council will consider input from the first two public workshops during its June 11-15, 2012 meeting in Orlando, Florida. The Council will also accept written comments until 12:00 noon on May 21, 2012.
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