Coastal Fisheries Advisory Committee

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The Coastal Advisory Council advises the Georgia Coastal Management Program and is comprised of representatives from local coastal governments, research institutions, environmental organizations, and the general public.

The Marine Fisheries Advisory Council (MFAC) was created in 2006 through the merger of two longstanding public advisory groups, the Coastal Fisheries Advisory Commission (CFAC) established by the Commissioner of Natural Resources in 1974, and the Saltwater Advisory Council that grew out of a Saltwater License Advisory Committee that operated in the early 1990’s. The purpose of the MFAC is to enhance communications between the Department of Natural Resources and the various public sectors that utilize Georgia's common property marine fisheries resources. The MFAC, and its predecessor groups has proved to be a very effective body for receiving public input on all aspects of marine fisheries management, particularly those issues of a controversial nature

Membership in the MFAC is comprised of persons representative of charter and private sportfishing, commercial fishing, processing/packaging, and non-consumptive estuarine and marine fisheries interests. Membership is evenly distributed geographically. The Council establishes advisory sub-groups composed of persons highly experienced in specific topics as necessary. Coastal Resources Division staff provides administrative support and coordination. To see a current membership roster click here.

Currently the Blue Crab Advisory Panel has a recreational crab fisherman seat available.

For nominations to the Blue Crab Advisory Panel complete this questionnaire (PDF 15KB)


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Marine Preserve proposal for SE Florida; at FWC

2008-03-04 08:39:50 by EarthRehab

Marine Preserve proposal w/ public hearing today..
Marine Preserve from coastline to 90 ft. for SouthEast Florida proposal.
(credit to Sun Sentinel)
The federal government is now proposing to declare an extensive protected area for the two species from the coasts of Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade counties through the Florida Keys to the U.S. islands of the Caribbean.
Designation of the 4,931-square-mile area could affect plans for beach-widening, port expansions, sewage discharges, ship anchoring and other coastal activities


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