The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will hold a meeting of it’s  Standing, Reef Fish, Shrimp, and Socioeconomic Scientific and Statistical Committees (SSC) on March 26-27, 2018 in the Gulf Council’s conference room located at 2203 N. Lois Ave, Suite 1100, Tampa, FL, 33607. The meeting will be held Monday, March 26, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., and Tuesday, March 27, from 8:30 a.m. to 12 noon, EST.


The Standing, Socioeconomic, and Shrimp SSC session will address the following items:
  • Stock status review of brown, pink and white shrimp
  • Update on the economic analysis requested by Council
  • Grouper/Tilefish IFQ program 5-year review
  • Selection of SSC Representative at April 16–20, 2018 Council Meeting in Gulfport, MS


The Standing and Reef Fish SSC session will address the following items:

  • 5-year review on inclusion/exclusion of species and species groupings in Fishery Management Plans
  • Further development of a stock assessment prioritization spreadsheet
  • Update on MRIP Fishing Effort Survey and status of certification of State Data Collection Programs
  • Habitat mapping and characterization on the West Florida Shelf


For a complete agenda and meeting materials click here.
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