Meeting Notice
January 11, 2019

Important Note: Due to the partial government shutdown, the required Federal Register Notice was not published in advance of this meeting. As a result, the Council will not be able to take final action on the following two agenda items: Reef Fish Amendment 50 – State Management of Recreational Red Snapper and the Abbreviated Framework Action to Replace Historical Captains Permits with Federal Charter/Headboat Permits.

If the partial government shutdown remains in place during the Council meeting, the Council will conduct as much business as possible given the federal furlough. Many NOAA Fisheries and Southeast Fisheries Science Center staff are key contributors to the development of Council documents and provide critical input and analyses at Council meetings. However, many of those federal employees will not be able to participate in the Council meeting.

The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will meet January 28-31, 2019 at the Perdido Beach Resort in Orange Beach, Alabama.
The meeting will convene on the following days and local times:

• Monday, January 28, 2019: 8:30 AM – 5:15 PM
Administrative/Budget Committee
Sustainable Fisheries Committee
Outreach and Education Committee
Data Collection Committee
Shrimp Committee

The Council will host a Workshop on For-Hire Reporting Requirements from 5:45-6:45 at the Orange Beach Community Center.

• Tuesday, January 29, 2019: 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM
Reef Fish Committee

• Wednesday, January 30, 2019
8:30 AM – 10:45 AM
Reef Fish Committee

11:00 AM – 4:45 PM
Full Council
Public Testimony will be held from 1:30 – 4:30 PM

4:45 – 5:30
Closed Session

• Thursday, January 31, 2019: 8:30 AM – 3:00 PM
Full Council

The Committee and Council Agendas and meeting materials are posted on the Council website at www.gulfcouncil.org. Meeting materials will be posted as they become available.

Council meetings are open to the public and are broadcast live over the internet. Register for the webinar