American Sportfishing Association and Keep Florida Fishing Present South Atlantic Fishery Management Council Executive Director Gregg Waugh with Fisheries Conservation Champion Award

(TALLAHASSEE, Fla.) – Last week, the American Sportfishing Association (ASA) and Keep Florida Fishing® (KFF), an advocacy arm of ASA, presented South Atlantic Fishery Management Council (SAFMC) Executive Director Gregg Waugh with the Fisheries Conservation Champion Award in recognition of his contributions to marine fisheries conservation and management at a reception honoring his retirement during the SAFMC meeting in Wilmington, NC.

“The American Sportfishing Association and Keep Florida Fishing were pleased to present South Atlantic Fishery Management Council Executive Director Gregg Waugh with the Fisheries Conservation Champion Award for his decades of service to fisheries management in the South Atlantic,” said Kellie Ralston, Southeast Fisheries Policy Director of the American Sportfishing Association. “We thank him for his enduring career and tireless service helping to ensure anglers have clean waters, abundant fisheries and access to both.”

Waugh began his career at the South Atlantic Council in 1980 with his position as a contractor on the Council’s Spiny Lobster Fishery Management Plan. He then served as Deputy Executive Director in 1990, supervising the technical staff and coordinating the development of fishery management plans and amendments. In 2015, he took on the role as Executive Director.

The South Atlantic Fishery Management Council is headquartered in Charleston, SC and is responsible for the conservation and management of fish stocks within the federal 200-mile limit of the Atlantic off the coasts of North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia and east Florida to Key West. The role of the council is to create fishery management plans necessary to manage fishery resources within federal waters.