Monday, February 7, 2022 – 9 am – 5 pm EST

Tuesday, February 8, 2022 – 9 am – 12 pm EST

Virtual Meeting

Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council

(813) 348-1630 Council office

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We are using the GoToWebinar platform. Non-AP and SSC members may participate (listen and view the meeting) via cell phone or tablet.

AP and SSC members are encouraged to use a desktop computer or laptop for full participation.

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Monday, February 7, 2022

I. Adoption of Agenda – Dr. Kilgour

II. Approval of Minutes and Meeting Summary from the September 16, 2019 Meeting – Dr. Kilgour

III. Scope of Work – Council Staff

IV. Overview of Contract and Roles and Responsibilities of the Coral AP and Coral SSC – Council Staff

V. Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council Mesophotic and Deepwater Coral Assessment – CSA

  • a. Introduction and Methodology for the Project – Mr. Steve Viada
  • b. Site Selection and Literature Review of Potential HAPC – CSA
  • c. Results of Site Prioritization for Management Purposes: Ecological and Vulnerability Assessment – CSA
  • d. Data Visualization Dashboard – CSA
  • e. Panel Feedback – Dr. Kilgour

Adjourn Day 1 by 5:00 PM EST

Tuesday, February 8, 2022

VI. Deepwater Horizon Mesophotic and Deep Benthic Communities Restoration – Upcoming Activities and Products – Ms. Rounds / Mr. Clark / Mr. Benson

  • a. Panel Feedback – Dr. Kilgour

VII. Overview of Coral Reef Conservation Program Outcomes and Products titled: A proposal addressing changes in coral reef habitats and potential management implications to ensure the sustainability of coral reefs and associated fisheries habitats in the Gulf of Mexico – Dr. Basher

  • a. Panel Feedback – Dr. Kilgour

VIII. Public Comment – Dr. Kilgour

IX. Other Business – Dr. Kilgour

Adjourn Day 2 by 12:00 PM EST