New catch limits for certain types of fish are among items being discussed during public hearings in the Southeast during the next two weeks.
The South Atlantic Fishery Management Council opens the hearings in New Bern, N.C., on Monday, followed by meetings in North Charleston, S.C., on Wednesday and Pooler, Ga., on Thursday.
Three more hearings are being held in Florida next week - in Jacksonville, Cocoa Beach and Key Largo.
Among the items on the agenda are proposed annual catch limits for species of fish not currently listed as overfished. The council says the species include grouper species as well as dolphin, wahoo and golden crab.