August 23 – 26, 2021

Hilton Palacio del Rio Hotel
200 South Alamo Street
San Antonio, TX 78205

(210) 222-1400

Note:  These tabs will be updated on August 6, 13, and 20

AGENDA AND SUMMARY DOCUMENTS

  • Council Committee Roster 2020-2021 (Tab A, No. 2) 
  • Committees and Council Agenda (Tab A, No. 3)
  • Meetings Minutes from June 2021 Council (Tab A, No. 4)
  • 2021 Council Meeting Dates (Tab A, No. 5)
  • Action Schedule (Tab A, No. 6)

Monday, August 23, 2021

FULL COUNCIL

All times listed are CDT

  • 8:15 AM – 8:30 AM:  Induction of New and Reappointed Council Members – Mr. Strelcheck

COMMITTEE SESSIONS

8:30 AM – 9:30 AM CDT: Administrative/Budget Committee (Tab G) – Mr. Dyskow

  • Adoption of Agenda (Tab G, No. 1) – Mr. Dyskow
  • Approval of June 2021 Minutes (Tab G, No. 2) – Mr. Dyskow
  • Action Guide and Next Steps (Tab G, No. 3) – Dr. Simmons

Break - 15 Minutes

9:45 AM – 11:30 AM CDT:  Shrimp (Tab D) – Ms. Bosarge

  • Adoption of Agenda (Tab D, No. 1) – Ms. Bosarge
  • Approval of June 2021 Minutes (Tab D, No. 2) – Ms. Bosarge
  • Action Guide and Next Steps (Tab D, No. 3) – Dr. Freeman

Lunch Recess

1:00 PM – 3:00 PM CDT:  Mackerel Committee (Tab C) – Mr. Riechers

  • Adoption of Agenda (Tab C, No. 1) – Mr. Riechers
  • Approval of June 2021 Minutes (Tab C, No. 2) – Mr. Riechers
  • Action Guide and Next Steps (Tab C, No. 3) – Dr. Méndez-Ferrer

Break - 15 Minutes

3:15 PM – 4:15 PM CDT:  Sustainable Fisheries Committee (Tab E) – Mr. Diaz

  • Adoption of Agenda (Tab E, No. 1) – Mr. Diaz
  • Approval of June 2021 Minutes (Tab E, No. 2) – Mr. Diaz
  • Action Guide and Next Steps (Tab E, No. 3) – Dr. Diagne

FULL COUNCIL - CLOSED SESSION

4:15 PM – 5:30 PM CDT:  CLOSED SESSION (Tab T) – Dr. Frazer

  • Selection of Special Coral, Mackerel, and Shrimp Scientific and Statistical Committee Members

Adjourn for the Day

Tuesday, August 23, 2021

COMMITTEE SESSIONS CONTINUED

8:30 AM – 10:15 AM CDT:  Reef Fish Committee (Tab B) – Ms. Guyas

  • Adoption of Agenda (Tab B, No. 1) – Ms. Guyas
  • Approval of June 2021 Minutes (Tab B, No. 2) – Ms. Guyas
  • Action Guide and Next Steps (Tab B, No. 3) – Mr. Rindone

Break - 15 Minutes

10:30 AM – 11:30 AM CDT:  Reef Fish Committee (Tab B) – Ms. Guyas

Lunch Recess

1:00 PM – 3:00 PM CDT:  Reef Fish Committee (Tab B) – Ms. Guyas

Break - 15 Minutes

3:15 PM – 5:30 PM CDT:  Reef Fish Committee (Tab B) – Ms. Guyas

Adjourn for the Day

After Council Meeting Q & A

Gulf Council and NOAA Fisheries

Public Virtual Question and Answer Session

featuring Dr. Frazer, Dr. Porch, and Mr. Strelcheck

Tuesday, August 24, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM CDT

Participants will be able to listen online through the GoToWebinar application or through the phone.  If you want to speak to ask a question, you must join the webinar online.  Alternatively, during the meeting, you can email questions to gulfcouncil@gulfcouncil.org or text them to (813) 317-6220 and a staff member will ask on your behalf.

See LINK above to register to join the session online using your computer or smartphone.

To listen in by phone, call :  1-(562) 247-8422 / Audio Access Code:  769-105-242

Wednesday, August 25, 2021

COMMITTEE SESSIONS CONTINUED

8:30 AM – 10:00 AM CDT:  Data Collection Committee (Tab F) – Mr. Anson

  • Adoption of Agenda (Tab F, No. 1) – Mr. Anson
  • Approval of June 2021 Minutes (Tab F, No. 2) – Mr. Anson
  • Action Guide and Next Steps (Tab F, No. 3) – Dr. Hollensead

Break - 15 Minutes

10:15 AM – 11:15 AM CDT:  Habitat Protection and Restoration Committee (Tab P) – Mr. Banks

  • Adoption of Agenda (Tab P, No. 1) – Mr. Banks
  • Approval of June 2021 Minutes (Tab P, No. 2) – Mr. Banks
  • Action Guide and Next Steps (Tab P, No. 3) – Dr. Hollensead

11:15 AM – 12:00 PM CDT:  Law Enforcement Committee (Tab L) – Mr. Diaz

  • Adoption of Agenda (Tab L, No. 1) – Mr. Diaz
  • Approval of October 2020 Minutes (Tab L, No. 2) – Mr. Diaz
  • Action Guide and Next Steps (Tab L, No. 3) – Dr. Lasseter

Lunch Recess

FULL COUNCIL

All times listed are CDT

  • 1:30 PM – 1:35 PM:  Call to Order, Announcements, and Introductions – Dr. Frazer
  • 1:35 PM – 1:38 PM:  Presentation of the 2020 Law Enforcement Team of the Year Award – Dr. Frazer / Mr. Diaz
  • 1:38 PM – 1:40 PM:  Adoption of Agenda and Approval of Minutes (Tab A, Nos. 3 and 4 )Dr. Frazer
  • 1:40 PM – 2:30 PM:  Presentations
    • Movement Patterns and Discard Mortality of Cobia in the Gulf of Mexico (Tab A, No. 7)Dr. Matt Streich
    • Assessing the Influence of Sargassum Habitat on Greater Amberjack Recruitment in the Gulf of Mexico (Tab A, No. 8) Dr. Frank Hernandez

Break - 15 Minutes

Public Comment

All times listed are CDT

2:45 PM – 5:30 PM:  Public CommentDr. Frazer

  • Open Testimony on Other Fishery Issues or Concerns

Adjourn for the Day

Thursday, August 26, 2021

FULL COUNCIL

All times listed are CDT

      • Committee Reports 
        • 8:30 AM – 9:00 AM:  Administrative/Budget (Tab G) Mr. Dyskow 
        • 9:00 AM – 9:30 AM:  Shrimp (Tab D) Ms. Bosarge 
        • 9:30 AM – 10:15 AM:  Mackerel (Tab C) Mr. Riechers
        • 10:15 AM – 10:30 AM:  Habitat Protection & Restoration (Tab P) Mr. Banks 

Break - 15 Minutes

All times listed are CDT

      • Committee Reports – continued 
        • 10:45 AM – 11:15 AM:  Sustainable Fisheries (Tab E) Mr. Diaz
        • 11:15 AM – 11:45 AM:  Data Collection (Tab F) Mr. Anson 
        • 11:45 AM – 12:00 PM:  Law Enforcement (Tab L) Mr. Diaz

Lunch Recess

All times listed are CDT

      • Committee Reports – continued
        • 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM:  Reef Fish (Tab B) Ms. Guyas 

Break - 15 Minutes

All times listed are CDT

      • 3:15 PM – 3:20 PM:  Report on Closed Session (Tab T) Dr. Frazer 
      • 3:20 PM – 4:30 PM:  Supporting Agencies Update (Tab R) Dr. Frazer
        • South Atlantic Council Liaison – Ms. Marhefka
        • Texas Law Enforcement Efforts (Tab R, No. 2)Asst. Commander Sosa 
        • Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commission – Mr. Donaldson
        • U.S. Coast Guard – LCDR Motoi
        • U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
        • Department of State
      • 4:30 PM – 4:45 PM:  Other Business (Tab U) Dr. Frazer
      • 4:45 PM – 5:00 PM:  Election of Chair and Vice-Chair – Mr. Donaldson
End of Meeting

Next Council Meeting

October 25 – 28, 2021

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