Vemillion Snapper

The Forum

This online fishermen's forum was created by the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council at the request of commercial fishermen, the men and women who harvest resources from the federal waters of the South Atlantic in order to feed families and support communities.

Why Join

We may pose questions, correct misinformation, and filter unsavory language. Other than that, this is a forum for you to discuss your concerns and to offer suggestions for fisheries management. Initiate dialogue that the Council and its staff can use to better represent your needs as stakeholders. Voice your concerns. We will make sure they are heard. But please note that this forum is not “on the record.” Comments for the public record should still go through the online public comment form hosted on the Council's website.

Who Can Participate

In order to participate in this discussion, you must hold a commercial snapper grouper permit. The public can see your comments, but only the permitted commercial snapper grouper fishermen in the South Atlantic can participate. The forum certainly has plenty of room for growth, so it is very likely that we will be able to expand to the recreational sector too. We hope to see that happen in the future.

How to Get Started

If you are a commercial snapper grouper fishermen fishing in the federal waters of the South Atlantic, create a username, type in your permit information, provide an email, and submit. You'll be able to discuss fisheries issues with other commercial fishermen from North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and the east coast of Florida to the Keys.

If you are not a commercial snapper grouper permit holder in the South Atlantic, read the discussion and take a look at the perspectives of others. Offer your thoughts and insights via the online public comment form on the Council's website. We hope to have a forum for you soon!

Questions or concerns? Contact Cameron Rhodes at

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Descending devices, venting tools, or neither? And why?
3 3 testing
01-04-2018, 05:53 PM
by devteam
What do you think about Snapper Grouper Amendment 43 (red snapper)
Do you support the amendment? Of the amendment's five proposed management alternatives, which do you prefer?
3 7 SG Amendment 43 Q&A
08-31-2017, 07:39 AM
by freefish7
Do you use the Council's mobile app? Why or why not?
SA Regulations, the Council's mobile app, is due for an upgrade. Do you use the app? If so, what do you like about? What should be different?
1 1 Are automatic updates pos...
10-19-2017, 08:24 AM
by Aunt T
Hurricane Irma
Tell us how you've been impacted by Hurricane Irma
1 1 Fish Farming Question
09-18-2017, 02:42 PM
by freefish7
Commercial Visioning Amendment
What do you think of the latest version of the Council's Commercial Visioning Amendment, Snapper Grouper Regulatory Amendment 27? Do the alternatives outlined in the document suit your needs and the needs of the fishery?
1 1 Amendment 27 Link
10-11-2017, 06:47 AM
by freefish7
2017 Red Snapper Season
We are still waiting to hear about the possible red snapper season for this fall. What do you think of the Emergency Action request? How will it affect your fishing?
1 1 2017 Red Snapper Season
10-11-2017, 06:39 AM
by freefish7
What's your vision for the commercial fishery in the South Atlantic?
1 2 A Vision For Our Fishery
01-01-2018, 04:29 PM
by freefish7

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