August 22 – 25, 2022

Hybrid (on-site and virtual)

Omni Hotel

900 North Shoreline Blvd

Corpus Christi, TX  78401

(361) 887-1600

Note:  These tabs will be updated on August 5, 12, and 19

AGENDA AND SUMMARY DOCUMENTS

Monday, August 22, 2022

FULL COUNCIL

8:00 AM – 8:10 AM CDT:  Induction of Council Members – Mr. Strelcheck

COMMITTEE SESSIONS

8:00 AM – 9:15 AM CDT:  Administrative/Budget (Tab G) – Mr. Dyskow

  • Adoption of Agenda (Tab G, No. 1) – Mr. Dyskow
  • Approval of April 2022 Minutes (Tab G, No. 2) – Mr. Dyskow
  • Action Guide and Next Steps (Tab G, No. 3) – Dr. Simmons
  • Review Final Funded 2022 Budget and Activities (Tab G, No. 4) – Ms. Hager
  • Review and Discuss Proposed Modifications to Council’s SOPPs (Tab G, No. 5) – Dr. Simmons
    • Proposed Draft Language Considerations for:
      • Section 2.3.3 Officers
      • Section 2.6 Advisory Panels (APs)/Fishing Industry Advisory Committees (FIACs)
      • Section 2.8.3 Standing Committees
  • Other Business – Mr. Dyskow

Break - 15 Minutes

10:00 AM – 11:30 AM CDT:  Coral (Tab N) – Dr. Frazer

11:30 AM – 12:00 PM CDT:  Outreach and Education Committee (Tab O) – Dr. Stunz

Lunch Recess

1:30 PM – 2:30 PM CDT:  Data Collection Committee (Tab F) – Ms. Boggs

  • Adoption of Agenda (Tab F, No. 1) – Ms. Boggs
  • Approval of June 2022 Minutes (Tab F, No. 2) – Ms. Boggs
  • Action Guide and Next Steps (Tab F, No. 3) – Dr. Hollensead
  • Abbreviated Framework Action to Modify For-hire Trip Declaration Requirements
    • Presentation (Tab F, No. 4a) – Council Staff
    • Presentation on Reporting Regulations (Tab F, No. 4b) – Dr. Masi and Dr. Stephen
    • Document (Tab F, No. 4c) – Ms. Somerset

Break - 15 Minutes

2:45 PM – 4:00 PM CDT:  Data Collection Committee (Tab F) – Ms. Boggs

  • Draft Options Joint Amendment to Required Electronic Reporting for Commercial Logbooks – Dr. Hollensead
    • Presentation (Tab F, No. 5a)
    • Background:  Spreadsheet of Survey Changes (Tab F, No. 5b)
    • Background:  List of Questions from IPT (Tab F, No. 5c)
    • Draft Document (Tab F, No. 5d)
  • Other Business – Ms. Boggs

4:00 PM – 5:00 PM CDT:  Reef Fish Committee (Tab B) – Dr. Frazer

  • Adoption of Agenda (Tab B, No. 1) – Dr. Frazer
  • Approval of June 2022 Minutes (Tab B, No. 2) – Dr. Frazer
  • Action Guide and Next Steps (Tab B, No. 3) – Mr. Rindone
  • Review of Reef Fish and Individual Fishing Quota (IFQ) Landings – Ms. O’Donnell
    • Reef Fish (RF) and Coastal Migratory Pelagic Landings (CMP) Presentations
      • RF (Tab B, No. 4ai)
      • CMP (Tab B, No. 4aii)
    • IFQ Landings Presentation (Tab B, No. 4b)
    • ACL Updates
      • RF (Tab B, No. 4ci)
      • CMP (Tab B, No. 4cii)
    • Federal For-Hire Red Snapper Landings (Tab B, No. 4d) 
    • Status of Revised Recreational Red Snapper Calibration Ratios – Dr. Cody
  • Gulf and South Atlantic SSC Review and Recommendations for Southeastern U.S. Yellowtail Snapper – Dr. Nance
    • Presentation (Tab B, No. 5a)
    • Background:  August 2022 Joint SSCs Summary Report (Tab B, No. 5b)

Adjourn for the Day

Tuesday, August 23, 2022

8:00 AM – 8:15 AM CDT:  NMFS’ Agency Priorities and Draft Equity and Environmental Justice Strategy Remarks – Mr. Rauch

8:15 AM – 10:00 AM CDT:  Reef Fish Committee continued (Tab B) – Dr. Frazer

  • Review of State-Specific Private Angling Red Snapper Landings and Reef Fish Directed Effort
    • Florida (Tab B, No. 6a) – Dr. Sweetman
    • Alabama (Tab B, No. 6b) – Mr. Anson
    • Mississippi (Tab B, No. 6c) – Gen. Spraggins
    • Louisiana (Tab B, No. 6d) – Mr. Schieble
    • Texas (Tab B, No. 6e) – Mr. Geeslin
  • Public Hearing Draft of Amendment 54:  Modifications to the Greater Amberjack Catch Limits and Sector Allocations, and other Rebuilding Plan Modifications – Dr. Froeschke
    • Presentation (Tab B, No. 7a)
    • Document (Tab B, No. 7b)

Break - 15 Minutes

10:15 AM – 12:00 PM CDT:  Reef Fish Committee (Tab B) – Dr. Frazer

  • FINAL ACTION:  Modification of Catch Limits for Gulf of Mexico Red Snapper
    • Document (Tab B, No. 8a) – Mr. Rindone
    • Public Comments (Tab B, No. 8b) – Ms. Muehlstein
    • Codified Text (Tab B, No. 8c) – Ms. Levy
  • Presentation on Framework Action for Vermilion Snapper Recreational Bag Limit and Gray Triggerfish Commercial Trip Limit and Recreational Closed Seasons (Tab B, No. 9) – Ms. Somerset
  • SSC Recommendations from the July 2022 SSC Meeting (Tab B, No. 5a) – Dr. Nance

Lunch Recess

1:30 PM – 3:00 PM CDT:  Reef Fish Committee (Tab B) – Chair

Break - 15 Minutes

3:15 PM – 5:00 PM CDT:  Reef Fish Committee (Tab B) – Chair

Adjourn for the Day

AFTER COUNCIL MEETING Q & A

Public In-Person and Virtual Question and Answer Session

featuring Highly Migratory Species Staff – Ms. Karyl Brewster-Geisz

Tuesday, August 23, immediately following the end of Reef Fish Committee (approx. time 5:05 PM – 6:00 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 and a staff member will ask on your behalf.

Register to join the session online using your computer or smartphone.

To listen in by phone, call :  1-(914) 614-3221 / Audio Access Code: 763-745-623

Wednesday, August 24, 2022

8:00 AM – 10:00 AM CDT:  Migratory Species Committee (Tab M) – Dr. Frazer

9:00 AM – 11:00 AM CDT:  Sustainable Fisheries Committee (Tab E) – Dr. Stunz

Break - 15 Minutes

FULL COUNCIL

All times listed are CDT

Lunch Recess

PUBLIC COMMENT

Available beginning on August 22, 2022 at 8:00 AM CDT

All times listed are CDT

1:30 PM – 5:00 PM:  Public CommentMr. Diaz

  • Final Action:  Modification of Catch Limits for Gulf of Mexico Red Snapper
  • Draft Comment Letter on NOAA’s Climate Regional Action Plan
  • Draft Comment Letter on NOAA’s Equity and Environmental Justice Strategy
  • Open Testimony on Other Fishery Issues or Concerns

Adjourn for the Day

Thursday, August 25, 2022

FULL COUNCIL

All times listed are CDT

      • Committee Reports 
        • 8:00 AM – 8:30 AM:  Administrative/Budget (Tab G) Mr. Dyskow 
        • 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM:  Coral (Tab N) Dr. Frazer
        • 9:30 AM – 10:15 AM:  Data Collection (Tab F) Ms. Boggs
        • 10:15 AM – 10:30 AM:  Migratory Species (Tab M) Dr. Frazer 

Break - 15 Minutes

All times listed are CDT

      • Committee Reports – continued 
        • 10:45 AM – 11:00 AM:  Outreach and Education (Tab O) Dr. Stunz
        • 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM:  Reef Fish (Tab B) Dr. Frazer 

Lunch Recess

All times listed are CDT

      • Committee Reports – continued
        • 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM:  Reef Fish continued (Tab B) Dr. Frazer
        • 2:30 PM – 3:00 PM:  Sustainable Fisheries (Tab E) Dr. Stunz

Break - 15 Minutes

All times listed are CDT

      • 3:15 PM – 4:15 PM:  Supporting Agencies Update (Tab R) Mr. Diaz
          • South Atlantic Council Liaison (Tab R, No. 1) Mr. Griner
          • Alabama Law Enforcement Efforts (Tab R, No. 2) – Lt. Casterline
          • NOAA Office of Law Enforcement (OLE) – ASAC O’Malley
          • Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commission – Mr. Donaldson
          • U.S. Coast Guard – LCDR Motoi
          • U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
          • Department of State
      • 4:15 PM – 4:45 PM:  Other Business (Tab U) Mr. Diaz
      • 4:45 PM – 5:00 PM:  Election of Chair and Vice-Chair (Tab U) Mr. Donaldson

END OF MEETING

Next Council Meeting

October 24 – 27, 2022

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