January 30 – February 2, 2017

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Agenda and Summary Documents

Monday, January 30, 2017

Committee Sessions

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

Adjourn for the day

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

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

Lunch recess
Adjourn for the day

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Please note 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

Lunch recess
  • 1:45 pm – 2:15 pm: Presentations Continued
  • Louisiana Law Enforcement Presentation (Tab A, No. 11) – Hebert
  • 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
Adjourn for the day

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Please note earlier start time of 8:00 am

Break
  • 3:00 pm – 3:30 pm: Vote on Exempted Fishing Permit (EFP) Applications, if any (Tab S) – Bosarge
  • 3:30 pm – 4:00 pm: Supporting Agencies Summary Reports – Bosarge
    • South Atlantic Council Liaison (Tab T, No. 1)
    • Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commission
    • U.S. Coast Guard
    • U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
    • Department of State
  • 4:00 pm – 4:30 pm: Other Business – Bosarge

End of Meeting