SAFE Reports

A Stock Assessment and Fishery Evaluation (SAFE) Report is a document or set of documents that provides Councils with a summary of information concerning the most recent biological condition of stocks and the marine ecosystems in the Fishery Management Unit (FMU) and the social and economic condition of the recreational and commercial fishing interests, fishing communities, and the fish processing industries. It summarizes, on a periodic basis, the best available scientific information concerning the past, present and possible future conditioni of the stocks, marine ecosystems, and fisheries being managed under Federal regulation. The SAFE report provides information to the Councils for determining annual harvest levels from each stock, documenting significant trends or changes in the resource, marine ecosystems, and fishery over time, and assessing the relative success of existing state and federal fishery management programs. Information on bycatch and safety for each fishery should also be summarized. In addition, the SAFE report may be used to update or expand previous environmental and regulatory impact documents, and ecosystem and habitat descriptions (50 CFR 600.315e(1)).


Southeast Regional Fishery Management Councils:
South Atlantic Fishery Management Council (SAFMC)
Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council (GMFMC)
Caribbean Fishery Management Council (CFMC)
NOAA Fisheries Web Sites:
Southeast Data Assessment and Review (SEDAR)
Southeast Fisheries Science Center (SEFSC)
NOAA Fisheries Service Headquarters
NOAA Fisheries Southeast Regional Office (SERO)


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South AtlanticGolden Crab2004
Appendices 1-3
Antozzi 2002
NOAA Fisheries ServiceDownload File
Appendices 1 and 2
Appendix 3
South AtlanticGolden Crab1999South Atlantic CouncilDownload File
South AtlanticSnapper-Grouper2005NOAA Fisheries ServiceDownload File
South AtlanticSnapper-Grouper1999NOAA Fisheries ServiceDownload File
South AtlanticSnapper-Grouper1993NOAA Fisheries ServiceDownload File
South AtlanticSnapper-Grouper1991NOAA Fisheries ServiceDownload File
South AtlanticDolphin-Wahoo1999South Atlantic CouncilDownload File
South AtlanticCoastal Pelagic1999South Atlantic CouncilDownload File
South AtlanticCalico Scallop1999South Atlantic CouncilDownload File
South AtlanticSpiny Lobster1999South Atlantic CouncilDownload File
South AtlanticRed Drum1992South Atlantic CouncilDownload File
South AtlanticWreckfish1988-1998NOAA Fisheries ServiceDownload File
South AtlanticWreckfish1998-1999NOAA Fisheries ServiceDownload File
South Atlantic and Gulf of MexicoSpiny Lobster1992NOAA Fisheries ServiceDownload File
CaribbeanSpiny Lobster1992NOAA Fisheries ServiceDownload File
CaribbeanSpiny Lobster1991NOAA Fisheries Service, Caribbean Council, and OthersDownload File