To collect information offshore out of cellular range, anglers can download the Offline Form to record catch and trip information to later be entered into MyFishCount. Click the Offline Form tab at the top of the MyFishCount page in order to view and download the form.  Please use one form per angler.  Be sure to transfer the information you collect on the form to your individual MyFishCount account.

The following figure can be used to estimate the length and age of a red snapper caught in the South Atlantic region. Each diamond represents a red snapper that was aged by South Carolina Department of Natural Resources. As the image below indicates, large red snapper (fish greater than 30 inches) vary in age from 3 to 45 years old.

Data provided by Marine Resources Monitoring, Assessment, and Prediction Program of South Carolina Department of Natural Resources.

Carcass collection programs have been developed by North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia to collect additional information that length along cannot provide.  The leftover carcass of red snapper can provide important information needed in management including age and sexual maturity of red snapper caught by recreational fishermen during mini-seasons.  Fish with the head, tail, and stomach intact are ideal.  Please consider dropping off your red snapper carcass so that it can be used in science and management.  Locations for the carcass collection sites can be found at the SAFMC’s website.     

You can reach out to us at

 

South Atlantic Fishery Management Council

4055 Faber Place drive, Suite 201. North Charleston, SC 29405
843-571-4366 phone | 866-SAFMC-10 toll free | 843-769-4520 fax