April 23, 2024

8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. EDT

Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council

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I. Introductions of Members – Capt. Hubbard

II. Adoption of Agenda – Capt. Hubbard

III. Approval of Minutes from the October 2023 Meeting – Capt. Hubbard

IV.  Scope of Work – Mr. Rindone

V. Review of Reef Fish and IFQ Program Landings – SERO Staff


VI. Review:  SEDAR 74 Research Track Review of Gulf of Mexico Red Snapper – Mr. Rindone


VII. Review: SEDAR 85 Gulf of Mexico Yellowedge Grouper and SSC Recommendations for the Deep-water Grouper Complex – Mr. Rindone

15 Minute Break

VIII.  Discussion: 2023 Recreational Red Grouper and Gag Grouper Landings – Mr. Rindone

    • a.  Presentation
    • b.  AP Recommendations – Capt. Hubbard

Lunch 12:15-12:45 pm EDT

IX. Discussion: Reef Fish Amendment 58:  Modifications to the Shallow-water Grouper Complex, Catch Limits, and Other Management Measures – Mr. Rindone  (1½ hr)

    • (a) Presentation: Proposed Management Alternatives
    • (b) AP Recommendations – Capt. Hubbard

X. Review: Reef Fish Amendment 61: Modifications to the Mid-water Snapper Complex and Catch Limits – Mr. Rindone


XI. Discussion: Ad Hoc Charter For-Hire Data Collection Advisory Panel’s January 2024 Meeting – Dr. Hollensead

15 Minute Break

XII.  Public Comment – Capt. Hubbard

XIII. Other Business – Capt. Hubbard

    • a. Discussion of Removing the 20-Fathom Closure for Red Grouper
    • b. Discussion of the Charter For-hire buffer and Fishing Season for Red Snapper
    • c. Discussion of NMFS Letter to Gulf Council about Lane Snapper Overfishing
    • d. Discussion of Council Comments on Reef Fish Amendment 58

End of Meeting