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September 16, 2019

8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Eastern

Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council

Conference Room
4107 West Spruce Street, Suite 200

Tampa, FL 33607

(813) 348-1630


I. Introduction of Members – Dr. Mendez-Ferrer

II. Election of Chair and Vice Chair – Dr. Mendez-Ferrer

III. Adoption of Agenda – Coral AP Chair

IV. Approval of Joint Shrimp AP, Coral AP, and Coral SSC meeting minutes from August 3-4, 2016 – Coral AP Chair

    • August 3-4, 2016 Meeting Summary
    • August 3-4, 2016 Minutes
    • Background Information (Minutes approved by Standing SSC) – Joint Standing and Coral SSC Meeting Summary from January 9, 2018 – Dr. Mendez-Ferrer

V. Scope of Work – Dr. Mendez-Ferrer

VI. Implementation Status of Coral Amendment 9 Update – NMFS Staff

VII. Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary expansion update – Mr. Schmahl

VIII. Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary expansion presentation – Ms. Dieveney and Mr. Werndli

    • Background Information
        • FKNMS Restoration Blueprint Website
        • FKNMS DEIS Restoration Blueprint
        • Official FKNMS Expansion Letter
    • a.  Implications for Fisheries Management discussion- Coral AP Chair/Council Staff
        • Shrimping Effort in the Lower Florida Keys Region

IX. Stony Coral Tissue Loss Disease Presentation – Mr. Ruzicka

X. Coral Reef Conservation Grant Program update – Dr. Basher

XI. Other Business

  • Discussion of the Decline of the Kemp’s Ridley Sea Turtle
End of Meeting