The South Atlantic region includes the coasts of North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia and east Florida.

Important species for South Atlantic commercial fishermen include snapper, grouper, tuna, wahoo, dolphin fish, king mackerel, blue crabs, oysters, and others.

The South Atlantic Fishery Management Council (SAFMC) is responsible for the conservation and management of fish stocks within the federal 200-mile limit of the Atlantic off the coasts of North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia and east Florida to Key West.

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