June 3 – 6, 2019

Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort

Bayside Ballroom
9300 Emerald Coast Parkway W.
Miramar Beach, FL  32550

850-267-8000

Note:  These tabs were updated on May 31

AGENDA AND SUMMARY DOCUMENTS

The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO)—an independent, nonpartisan agency that works for Congress—is conducting a study on allocation reviews for mixed-use fisheries (those with a combination of commercial, recreational, or for-hire fishing sectors) in federal waters of the South Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico.  GAO staff will be in attendance at the June 2019 Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council meeting and would like to meet with fishery stakeholders to discuss mixed-use fisheries allocations.  GAO will post a signup sheet in the area outside the Council meeting space.

Please direct any questions to FisheriesAllocations@gao.gov

Monday, June 3, 2019

CLOSED SESSION * FULL COUNCIL * CLOSED SESSION

8:30 AM – 9:15 AM: Closed Session (Tab T) – Dr. Frazer

  • Agenda (Tab T, No. 1)
  • Selection of Coral and Data Collection Advisory Panel (AP) Members
Break - 15 Minutes

COMMITTEE SESSIONS

9:30 AM – 11:30 AM: Data Collection Committee (Tab F) – Dr. Stunz

Lunch Recess

1:00 PM – 2:30 PM: Sustainable Fisheries Committee (Tab E) – Mr. Diaz

Break - 15 Minutes

2:45 PM – 4:00 PM: Sustainable Fisheries Committee continued (Tab E) – Mr. Diaz

4:00 PM – 5:00 PM: Habitat Protection/Restoration Committee (Tab P) – Mr. Banks

Adjourn for the Day

Immediately following Habitat Protection and Restoration Committee – Manna Fish Farms will be conducting a workshop for stakeholders on its Gulf of Mexico Finfish Aquaculture Operations – Ms. Showalter Otts/Dr. Lucas

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

COMMITTEE SESSIONS CONTINUED

8:30 AM – 10:30 AM: Reef Fish Committee (Tab B) – Ms. Guyas

Break - 15 Minutes

10:45 AM – 12:00 PM: Reef Fish Committee continued (Tab B) – Ms. Guyas

Lunch Recess

1:30 PM – 3:30 PM: Reef Fish Committee continued (Tab B) – Ms. Guyas

Break - 15 Minutes

3:30 PM – 5:30 PM: Reef Fish Committee continued (Tab B) – Ms. Guyas

Adjourn for the Day

NMFS Question and Answer Session Immediately Following Reef Fish Committee – Dr. Roy Crabtree

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

COMMITTEE SESSIONS CONTINUED

8:30 AM – 9:30 AM: Migratory Species Committee (Tab M) – Dr. Stunz

9:30 AM – 10:30 AM: Gulf SEDAR Committee (Tab I) – Dr. Frazer

Break - 15 Minutes

FULL COUNCIL

  • 10:45 AM – 10:50 AM: Call to Order, Announcements, and Introductions – Dr. Frazer
  • 10:50 AM – 11:00 AM:  Adoption of Agenda and Approval of Minutes (Tab A, Nos. 3 and 4) – Dr. Frazer
  • 11:00 AM – 11:15 AM:  2018 Law Enforcement Officer of the Year Award – Dr. Frazer / Mr. Boyd
  • 11:15 AM – 11:45 AM:  Review of Exempted Fishing Permit (EFP) Applications (Tab S) – Dr. Crabtree / Dr. Frazer
  • 11:45 AM – 12:00 PM:  Review of Public Comments on EFP Applications, if any (Tab S, No. 2) – Ms. Muehlstein

If you’d like to provide or read comment(s) on Exempted Fishing Permits (EFP) please do so below.

Comments on Exempted Fishing Permits (EFP) must be received by 6:00 pm eastern, Tuesday, June 4, 2019 to be included in the June 2019 Council Meeting materials.

Lunch Recess
Adjourn for the Day
Break - 15 Minutes

Thursday, June 6, 2019

FULL COUNCIL - Continued

Break - 15 Minutes
      • Committee Reports (Continued)
        • 10:45 AM – 12:30 PM: Reef Fish (Tab B) – Ms. Guyas
Lunch Recess
        • 1:30 PM – 2:00 PM:  Vote on Exempted Fishing Permit (EFP) Applications (Tab S) – Dr. Frazer
        • 2:00 PM – 2:30 PM:  Supporting Agencies Update (Tab R) – Dr. Frazer
          • South Atlantic Council Liaison (Tab R, No. 1)
          • NOAA Office of Law Enforcement (OLE)
          • Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commission
          • U.S. Coast Guard
          • U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
          • Department of State
        • 2:30 PM – 3:00 PM:  Other Business (Tab U) – Dr. Frazer
End of Meeting

Next Council Meeting

August 12-15, 2019

Hyatt Centric French Quarter

New Orleans, LA