October 2 – 5, 2017

Beau Rivage Resort

Camellia Ballroom
875 Beach Blvd.
Biloxi, MS 39530

(228) 386-7111

AGENDA AND SUMMARY DOCUMENTS

Monday, October 2, 2017

COMMITTEE SESSIONS

8:30 am – 9:00 am: Gulf SEDAR Committee (Tab I) – Ms. Bosarge, Chair

9:00 am – 10:00 am: Spiny Lobster Committee (Tab K) – Ms. Guyas, Chair

Break - 15 minutes

10:15 am – 12:15 pm: Joint Coral/Habitat Protection & Restoration Committee (Tab N) – Mr. Sanchez and Mr. Diaz, Chairs

1:45 pm – 4:00 pm: Sustainable Fisheries Committee (Tab E) – Dr. Stunz, Vice Chair

FULL COUNCIL - CLOSED SESSION

4:15 pm – 5:15 pm:  Closed Session

  • Selection of Ad Hoc Red Snapper and Grouper-Tilefish IFQ Advisory Panel Applicants
Adjourn for the Day

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

COMMITTEE SESSIONS CONTINUED

8:30 am – 10:45 am: Reef Fish Management Committee (Tab B) – Capt. Greene, Chair

Break - 15 Minutes

11:00 am – 12:00 pm: Reef Fish Management Committee (Tab B) – Capt. Greene, Chair

Lunch Recess

1:30 pm – 3:15 pm: Reef Fish Management Committee (Tab B) – Capt. Greene, Chair

Break - 15 Minutes

3:30 pm – 5:30 pm: Reef Fish Management Committee (Tab B) – Capt. Greene, Chair

  • NMFS Response Regarding Referendum Requirements for Auctions – Ms. Levy
  • Discussion – For-Hire Reef Fish Permit Transfers – Ms. Levy
  • Grouper-Tilefish IFQ 5-Year Program Review Surveys – Dr. Diagne
  • Other Business – Capt. Greene
Adjourn for the Day

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

FULL COUNCIL

      • 8:30 am – 8:45 am: Call to Order, Announcements, and Introductions – Ms. Bosarge
      • 8:45 am – 9:00 am: Adoption of Agenda and Approval of Minutes (Tab A, Nos. 3 and 4) – Ms. Bosarge
      • 9:00 am – 9:15 am: Induction of New Council Members
      • 9:15 am – 9:30 am: Announcement of 2016 Law Enforcement Officer of the Year Award – Ms. Bosarge/Mr. Gregory/Mr. Boyd
      • 9:30 am – 9:45 am: Review of Exempted Fishing Permit (EFP) Applications (Tab S) – Ms. Bosarge
Break - 15 Minutes
Lunch Recess
      • 12:30 pm – 5:00 pm: Public Comment – Ms. Bosarge
      • Agenda Testimony
        • Final Action on Framework Action – Greater Amberjack Fishing Year and Recreational Closed Seasons
        • Final Action – Referendum Eligibility Requirements for Reef Fish Amendment 41
        • Final Action – Referendum Eligibility Requirements for Reef Fish Amendment 42
      • Open Testimony on any Other Fishery Issues or Concerns
Adjourn for the Day

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Break - 15 Minutes
Lunch Recess
        • 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm: Reef Fish Continued (Tab B) – Capt. Greene
        • 3:00 pm – 3:15 pm: Vote on Exempted Fishing Permit (EFP) Applications, if any (Tab S) – Ms. Bosarge
        • 3:15 pm – 4:15 pm: Supporting Agencies Update – (Tab R) – Ms. Bosarge
          • South Atlantic Council Liaison
          • Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commission
          • U.S. Coast Guard
          • U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
          • Department of State
        • 4:15 pm – 4:30 pm: Other Business – Ms. Bosarge
        • 4:30 pm – 5:00 pm:  Election of Chair and Vice-Chair – Mr. Donaldson/Mr. Constant
End of Meeting

Next Council Meeting

January 29 – February 1, 2018

Hyatt Centric

New Orleans, LA