December 7-8, 2021

Hybrid Meeting (Virtual and In-person)

9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. EST

Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council

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AGENDA - December 7, 2021

I. Introduction of Members – Dr. Freeman

II. Election of Chair and Vice Chair – Dr. Freeman

III. Adoption of Agenda – Chair

IV. Approval of Minutes from March 23, 2021 Webinar – Chair

V. Scope of Work – Dr. Freeman

VI. Council Action in Response to Motions from the March 2021 Shrimp AP Meeting and October 2021 Council Meeting Motions – Dr. Freeman

VII. Update on Vessel Position Data Collection

a. Overview of current cELB units’ programming and implementation – Dr. Nance
b. Presentation on elements of data from current cELB units – Dr. Primrose
c. GSMFC process for data receival, security, and storage – Ms. Bellais and Mr. Ferrer
d. Comparison table – Ms. Bosarge
i. Background Information: VMS tech specs
ii. Background Information: Proposed tech specs

Lunch Break 12:00-1:00 pm EST

VII. Update on Vessel Position Data Collection continued

e. Presentation: case study of South Atlantic rock shrimp VMS data inputted into the Gulf shrimp effort algorithm for illustration of compatibility – Dr. Walter
f. Summary of October 2021 Shrimp Focus Group Meeting – Dr. Freeman
g. Review of Draft Shrimp Framework Action – Dr. Freeman

Adjourn Day One 5:00 pm EST

AGENDA - December 8, 2021

VIII. Draft Plan for Pilot Testing of VMS Units on Gulf Shrimp Vessels – Mr. Wallace

IX. Recent Shrimp Biological Opinion – Ms. Lee

X. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management:  Wind Energy Development in the Gulf – Mrs. Matthews

XI. Update on Aquaculture Opportunity Areas – Dr. Riley and Ms. Bennett

XII. Discussion of Shark Depredation – Ms. Bosarge

XIII. Public Testimony

XIV. Other Business

End of Meeting