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South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (SC DNR)

The SC DNR mission is to serve as the principal advocate for and steward of South Carolina’s natural resources.

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SC DNR
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Location and Contact Information
Address: 
  • Rembert C. Dennis Building
  • 1000 Assembly Street
  • Columbia, SC 29201
Phone / Fax: 
  • 843.953.9300
Website: 
www.dnr.sc.gov/
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Featured On-the-Ground Project
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Commercial and Recreational Fisheries Age and Sex Data Collection in North Carolina

Continuation for the ACCSP commercial Module in South Carolina

With funds from ACCSP, the SC DNR was able to make certain that fisheries-dependent data collected from the commercial fishing industry remained accurate, complete, and consistent with the objectives of 1) the catch and effort data collection and 2) the biological sampling protocol, all set forth by the ACCSP Priorities.  In order to ensure this, SC DNR actively collected data from 100% of all marine and diadromous commercially landed fisheries products in South Carolina. The state’s commercial catch and effort data collection occurred through a mandatory trip ticket logbook reporting system where trip-level landings data were recorded. This is a cooperative effort made by both the commercial fisherman and the wholesale seafood dealer through the state established one-ticket system.

During the project period of September 2014 through February 2015, the Fisheries Statistics Section of SC DNR tracked compliance on 235 licensed wholesale dealers, collecting over 21,812 individual trip records from 609 commercial fishermen, landing over 3.6 million pounds of commercial product and adding about $17.3 million dollars to the South Carolina economy. Additionally, the biological sampling effort during this same timeframe resulted in samples collected from 70 commercial fishing trips amassing 1,075 length frequencies and 1,057 age structures (otoliths and spines) from 36 individual species from the snapper/grouper complex and coastal pelagic species. 

The red snapper mini-fishing season during this same period allowed SC DNR to collect 106 whole fish or fish racks for collection of length frequencies, sex (when available), and otoliths from the recreational and commercial sectors provided an additional 18 gutted fish for the collection of length frequencies and otoliths. These data will be presented and possibly used in the August 2015 SEDAR of the red snapper stock assessment.  Staff were also successful in removing hogfish otoliths through the gill plates of commercial landed fish. Working with both recreational and commercial fishermen and federal port agents, they were able to collect and process hogfish carcasses to isolate the exact extraction point to successfully remove the otolith through the gill plate.  This new positive extraction technique has been shared with state and federal partners. SCDNR Fisheries Statistics Section staff continually provides additional support to other program partners in order to collect and provide a comprehensive representation of commercial fisheries and how best to manage their resources.

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Featured Data Query
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Top Five South Carolina Species by Pounds in Last Full Year

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In the Data Warehouse, SC DNR has annual summaries from 1950-1977, monthly summaries from 1978-2004, and trips reports for all fisheries since 2005.

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SAFIS Implementation
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SC DNR has been using e1-Ticket since 2011.

Location and Contact Information

Address Phone / Fax Email Website
    • Rembert C. Dennis Building
    • 1000 Assembly Street
    • Columbia, SC 29201
    • 843.953.9300

www.dnr.sc.gov/

Featured On-the-Ground Project

Commercial and Recreational Fisheries Age and Sex Data Collection in North Carolina

Continuation for the ACCSP commercial Module in South Carolina

With funds from ACCSP, the SC DNR was able to make certain that fisheries-dependent data collected from the commercial fishing industry remained accurate, complete, and consistent with the objectives of 1) the catch and effort data collection and 2) the biological sampling protocol, all set forth by the ACCSP Priorities.  In order to ensure this, SC DNR actively collected data from 100% of all marine and diadromous commercially landed fisheries products in South Carolina. The state’s commercial catch and effort data collection occurred through a mandatory trip ticket logbook reporting system where trip-level landings data were recorded. This is a cooperative effort made by both the commercial fisherman and the wholesale seafood dealer through the state established one-ticket system.

During the project period of September 2014 through February 2015, the Fisheries Statistics Section of SC DNR tracked compliance on 235 licensed wholesale dealers, collecting over 21,812 individual trip records from 609 commercial fishermen, landing over 3.6 million pounds of commercial product and adding about $17.3 million dollars to the South Carolina economy. Additionally, the biological sampling effort during this same timeframe resulted in samples collected from 70 commercial fishing trips amassing 1,075 length frequencies and 1,057 age structures (otoliths and spines) from 36 individual species from the snapper/grouper complex and coastal pelagic species. 

The red snapper mini-fishing season during this same period allowed SC DNR to collect 106 whole fish or fish racks for collection of length frequencies, sex (when available), and otoliths from the recreational and commercial sectors provided an additional 18 gutted fish for the collection of length frequencies and otoliths. These data will be presented and possibly used in the August 2015 SEDAR of the red snapper stock assessment.  Staff were also successful in removing hogfish otoliths through the gill plates of commercial landed fish. Working with both recreational and commercial fishermen and federal port agents, they were able to collect and process hogfish carcasses to isolate the exact extraction point to successfully remove the otolith through the gill plate.  This new positive extraction technique has been shared with state and federal partners. SCDNR Fisheries Statistics Section staff continually provides additional support to other program partners in order to collect and provide a comprehensive representation of commercial fisheries and how best to manage their resources.

Featured Data Query

Top Five South Carolina Species by Pounds in Last Full Year

Click Here To View >>

In the Data Warehouse, SC DNR has annual summaries from 1950-1977, monthly summaries from 1978-2004, and trips reports for all fisheries since 2005.

SAFIS Implementation

SC DNR has been using e1-Ticket since 2011.