August 2-3, 2022

August 2, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm EDT and August 3, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm EDT

Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council

Conference Room

4107 West Spruce Street, Suite 200

Tampa, FL  33607

(813) 348-1630

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Facilitators:  Joy Hazell, Dr. Wendy-Lin Bartels

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


To provide a detailed plan for the following:

• Review the current IFQ programs’ goals and objectives and recommend their replacement/retention. These revised goals and objectives shall serve as the basis for the Focus Group recommendations.

• Define the changes needed for an improved Red Snapper and Grouper-Tilefish IFQ Program to specifically address minimizing discards, fairness and equity, and new entrants’ issues.



Breaks will be taken during the morning and afternoon sessions, and for lunch

  • Welcome, Introductions, and Meeting Format
  • Review of Agenda and Meeting Objectives (i.e., Council’s charge)
  • Review the IFQ Programs’ Goals and Objectives
  • Assess and Discuss Program Changes
    • Minimizing Discards
    • Fairness and Equity
    • New Entrants
    • Other Issues
  • Discussion of Next Steps
  • Other Business
  • Public Comments (taken at the end of each day)

End of Meeting