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Meeting on legislation rescheduled in lieu of hurricane

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On Monday, Sept. 25, the council will consider an emergency action to allow a limited fishing season in 2017 for red snapper for the recreational and commercial sectors in the South Atlantic region. TNS
Outdoors

By Gregg Holshouser

For The Sun News

September 15, 2017 5:50 PM

Irma also blew out the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council meeting scheduled for last Monday in Charleston.

The meeting has been rescheduled for Sept. 25-29 at the same venue – the Town and Country Inn located at 2008 Savannah Highway in Charleston.

On Monday, Sept. 25, the council will consider an emergency action to allow a limited fishing season in 2017 for red snapper for the recreational and commercial sectors in the South Atlantic region.

The public can comment on the red snapper issue before the council on Sept. 25. Public comment is also currently being accepted online at http://safmc.net/2017-september-council-meeting/.

Amendment 43, which considers options for managing red snapper in 2018 and future years, is also on the SAFMC agenda for the meeting.

Gregg Holshouser: wholshouser@sc.rr.com