June 18 – 21, 2018

Key West Marriott Beachside Hotel

3841 N. Roosevelt Blvd.
Key West, FL 33040

305-296-8100

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AGENDA AND SUMMARY DOCUMENTS

Monday, June 18, 2018

COMMITTEE SESSIONS

8:30 AM – 9:30 AM: Coral Committee (Tab N) – Dr. Frazer

9:30 AM – 10:30 AM: Mackerel Committee (Tab C) – Dr. Frazer

Break - 15 Minutes

10:45 AM – 11:45 AM: Gulf SEDAR Committee (Tab I) – Ms. Bosarge

Lunch Recess

1:15 PM – 3:45 PM: Sustainable Fisheries Committee (Tab E) – Dr. Mickle

FULL COUNCIL - CLOSED SESSION - COUNCIL ONLY

  • 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM: Closed Session (Tab T)
  • Selection of Standing and Special SSC Members (Tab T, No. 1)
  • Final Selection of Reef Fish AP Members (Tab T, No. 2)
  • Final Selection of Shrimp AP Members (Tab T, No. 3)
Adjourn for the Day

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

COMMITTEE SESSIONS CONTINUED

8:00 AM – 5:30 PM: Reef Fish Committee (Tab B) – Capt. Greene

Break - 15 Minutes
Lunch Recess
Break - 15 Minutes
Adjourn for the Day

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

COMMITTEE SESSIONS CONTINUED

8:30 AM – 9:00 AM: Ecosystem Committee (Tab Q) – Dr. Shipp

9:00 AM – 10:00 AM: Spiny Lobster Committee (Tab K) – Ms. Guyas

Break - 15 Minutes

10:15 AM – 11:45 AM: Outreach and Education Committee (Tab O) – Mr. Dyskow

Lunch Recess

FULL COUNCIL

Break - 15 Minutes
  • 2:45 PM – 5:30 PM: Public Comment – Ms. Bosarge
      • Final Action – Amendment 49:  Modifications to the Sea Turtle Release Gear and Framework Procedure for the Reef Fish Fishery
      • Final Action – Coral Amendment 9:  Habitat Areas Considered for Management in the Gulf of Mexico
      • Final Action – CMP Amendment 31:  Atlantic Cobia Management for Coastal Migratory Pelagic Resources in the Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic Region
      • Open Testimony on Fishery Issues or Concerns
Adjourn for the Day

Thursday, June 21, 2018

FULL COUNCIL

Break - 15 Minutes
      • Committee Reports (Committee reports are posted to the website during the Council Meeting)
Break - 15 Minutes
      • 10:45 AM – 12:30 PM: Reef Fish (Tab B) – Cpt. Greene
Lunch Recess
        • 1:30 PM – 2:00 PM:  Reef Fish AP, Shrimp AP, and SSC Appointments – (Tab T) – Ms. Bosarge
        • 2:00 PM – 2:30 PM:  Supporting Agencies Update – (Tab R) – Ms. Bosarge
          • South Atlantic Council Liaison
          • Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commission
          • U.S. Coast Guard (Tab R, No. 3)
          • U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
          • Department of State
        • 2:30 PM – 3:00 PM:  Other Business – Ms. Bosarge
End of Meeting

Next Council Meeting

August 20-23, 2018

Omni Hotel

Corpus Christi, TX