March 29, 2022

Hybrid Meeting (Virtual and In-person)

8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. EST

Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council

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I. Adoption of Agenda – Chair

II. Approval of Minutes from December 7-8, 2021 Meeting – Chair

III. Scope of Work – Dr. Freeman

IV. Council Actions in Response to Motions from the December 2021 Shrimp AP Meeting, and January 2022 Council Meeting Motions – Dr. Freeman

V. Update on Council RFP to Address Expanded Sampling of the Fleet for Effort Monitoring in the Gulf Shrimp Industry – Council staff

VI. Update on Plan for Pilot Testing of VMS Units on Gulf Shrimp Vessels – Mr. Wallace (SEFSC)

VII. NMFS’ Evaluation of Draft Approval Specifications for Reinstituting Historical cELB Program – Dr. Walter (SEFSC)

VIII. Review of Draft Shrimp Framework Action – Dr. Freeman

IX. Update on NMFS Shrimp Working Groups – Dr. Coggins (SEFSC)

Working Lunch 12:00-1:00 pm EST

X. An update on the development of brown and white shrimp empirical dynamic models (EDM) – Dr. Masi (SERO)

XI. An update on Gulf of Mexico Atlantis ecosystem model development, and the intention to use the peer-reviewed model for shrimp simulations and strategic management advice – Dr. Masi (SERO)

XII. 2020 Gulf Shrimp Fishery Effort and Landings – Dr. Walter (SEFSC)

XIII. Update on Number of Active Gulf Shrimp Permits, Economic Estimates, and Royal Red Landings – Dr. Travis (SERO)

XIV. 2020 Royal Red Index – Dr. Coggins (SEFSC)

XV. Biological Review of the Texas Closure – Dr. Coggins (SEFSC)

XVI. Update on Sea Turtle Take and TED Compliance – Ms. Lee (SERO)

XVII. Update on Publication of Gulf of Mexico Aquaculture Opportunity Areas’ Notice of Intent – Dr. Freeman

XVIII. Public Comment

XIX. Other Business

End of Meeting