Gulf Council Meeting Agenda

January 30 - February 2, 2017

Astor Crowne Plaza
739 Canal Street
New Orleans, LA 70130

504-962-0500

 

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Agenda and Summary Documents

Committee Sessions

Monday, January 30, 2017

8:30 am - 9:00 am: Administrative/Budget Committee (Tab G) - Kelly Lucas, Chair

9:00 am - 11:15 am: Data Collection Committee (Tab F) - Greg Stunz, Chair

- Lunch Recess -

 

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm: Migratory Species Committee (Tab R) - Pamella Dana, Chair

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm: Spiny Lobster Committee (Tab K) - Martha Guyas, Chair

- Break -

 

3:15 pm - 4:30 pm: Joint Coral/Habitat Protection & Restoration Committees (Tab N) - John Sanchez and Dale Diaz, Chairs

4:30 pm - 5:30 pm: Shrimp Committee (Tab D) - Dale Diaz, Chair

- End of Day Recess -

 

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

8:30 am - 5:30 pm: Reef Fish Management Committee (Tab B) - Johnny Greene, Chair

- Lunch Recess -

- End of Day Recess -

Wednesday, February 1, 2017 - Please note the earlier start time of 8:00 am

8:00 am - 9:00 am: Reef Fish Management Committee continues (Tab B) - Johnny Greene, Chair

  • Draft Framework Action - Mutton Snapper ACL and Management Measures and Gag Commercial Size Limit (Tab B, No. 14) - Froeschke/Rindone
  • Standing and Reef Fish SSC Summary (for items not discussed elsewhere on agenda) (Tab B, No. 15) - Powers
    • SEDAR 49 Data-limited Stock Assessment
    • Risks associated with limit and target reference points any MSY proxies
    • Other Business
  • Other Business - Greene
    • Discussion of 2017 Recreational Fishing Season for Greater Amberjack - NMFS

9:00 am - 10:30 am: Mackerel Committee (Tab C) - Pamella Dana, Chair

 

Council Session

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

  • 10:45 am - 10:50 am: Call to Order, Announcements, and Introductions - Bosarge
  • 10:50 am - 10:55 am: Adoption of Agenda and Approval of Minutes (Tab A, No. 3 & 4) - Bosarge
  • 10:55 am - 11:15 am: Review Exempted Fishing Permit (EFPs) Applications (if any) (Tab S) - Crabtree/Bosarge
  • 11:15 am - 12:15 pm: Presentations - Lunch Recess -

     

  • 1:45 pm - 2:15 pm: Presentations Continued
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  • 2:30 pm - 5:30 pm: Public Comment - Bosarge
    • Final Action on Generic Amendment 6: To Require Electronic For-Hire Vessels in the Gulf of Mexico
    • Final Action on Coastal Migratory Pelagics Amendment 29: King Mackerel Allocation Sharing and Recreational Accountability Measures
    • Final Action: South Atlantic Council's Modifications to Charter Vessel and Headboat Reporting Requirements
    • Open Testimony on any Other Fishery Issues or Concerns
  • - Recess -

     

    Thursday, February 2, 2017 - Please note the earlier start time of 8:00 am