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Marine Protected Area in North Carolina's Future


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The South Atlantic Fishery Management Council (SAFMC) likely will designate North Carolina's first Marine Protected Area (MPA) when it meets in March 2007 to adopt amendment 14 to the Snapper Grouper Fisheries Management Plan. The MPA, one of eight covering waters from North Carolina to the Florida Keys, is being established to protect species of the snapper grouper complex from directed fishing pressures in federal waters. The snapper grouper complex is comprised of seventy-three species, including deep-water, slow-growing species, such as snowy grouper, misty grouper, speckled hind, Warsaw grouper, golden tilefish, and blueline tilefish.
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8342
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