March 23, 2021

via Webinar

8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. EDT

Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council

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I.    Adoption of Agenda – Mr. Perret

II.     Approval of Minutes from November 16, 2020 webinar – Mr. Perret

III.    Scope of work – Dr. Freeman

IV.    Council Actions in Response to Motions from the November 2020 Shrimp AP Meeting – Dr. Freeman

V.     Update on NMFS Shrimp Working Groups – Dr. Masi (SEFSC)

VI.    2019 Gulf Shrimp Fishery Effort and Landings  – Dr. Masi (SEFSC)

VII.   2019 Royal Red Index  – Dr. Masi (SEFSC)

VIII.  Biological Review of the Texas Closure  – Dr. Masi (SEFSC)

10 minute break

IX.    Update on Effort Data Collection

Lunch Break

X.     Aquaculture Opportunity Areas in the Gulf of Mexico – Dr. Riley (NOAA)

XI.    Recommendations for Conducting a Kemp’s Ridley Sea Turtle Stock Assessment – Dr. Gallaway (LGL)

10 minute break

XII.   Research Projects to Improve Bycatch Estimates in the Shrimp Industry – Dr. Scott-Denton (SEFSC Galveston Laboratory)

XIII.  Public Testimony

XIV.  Other Business

      • Timeline for Shrimp AP Recruitment

End of Meeting