Jan 17th Marine Navigation Course

New Black Sea Bass Regulations

New Cobia Regulations

Next Meeting: The Beaufort Sportfishing and Diving Clubís The Beaufort Sportfishing and Diving Clubís July meeting will be held Thursday, July 11, 2019 at the Beaufort Yacht Club on Ladyís Island off Meridian Road. The social begins at 6:30 p.m.; the meeting at 7:00 p.m.

Our July guest speaker is Bryan Frazier who is a marine biologist with the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources where he has been conducting research on sharks since 2001. His research focuses on studying habitat use and dynamics of estuarine and coastal fishes focusing on sharks. He is the principal investigator of several seasonal surveys investigating estuarine and coastal abundance of sharks in South Carolina. Current research projects include movement ecology of bonnethead and tiger sharks, life history of bonnethead and spinner sharks, distribution and trophic ecology of scalloped and Carolina hammerheads and post-release mortality of blacktip sharks. Overall research focuses on providing data critical to effective management of shark populations in the United States.

Guests are welcomed and you do not need a reservation. For additional information, please contact Captain Frank Gibson at (843) 522-2122 or email fgibson@islc.net.

Congratulations again to Ryan Montgomery for winning the $50 weigh-in drawing in June sponsored by Butler Marine.

Fishermen and Captains: 

The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission which has taken over responsibility for our Cobia fishery management is having a public input meeting on Monday July 1st at the Port Royal Sound Foundation Maritime Center at Lemon Island. It will be from 6-8 pm and they are seeking comments on their proposed draft amendment 1 (click to read). This amendment may affect our recreational quota allocations, size, bag and vessel limits, seasons and overfishing definitions. It addresses commercial fisheries also, in which SC is a minor player. 


The amendment is full of great information on all the Atlantic Coast states Cobia fisheries, spawning areas, habitat, economic impacts, and how they determine our allowable catch.


Itís a lot to digest. If you cannot attend and after reading the report you have some questions that you would like answers to, I would be glad to present them. We have until July 15th to comment.

Just wanted to let you know that Iíve finalized a contract for a 106-foot tugboat to be placed on the Betsy Ross Reef. Stevens Towing will be picking up the tug within a week or two and will probably take a few months to prepare it. Iíll send details as we progress.

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