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Virtual Participation Instructions Including Virtual Public Testimony

Register/Log in to Council Meeting via Webinar:  June 24 – 28, 2024

Register for Virtual Public Testimony:  Available Monday, June 24, 2024, 8:30 AM – Wednesday, June 28, 12:30 PM CDT

Note:  These tabs will be updated on June 7, 14, and 21

AGENDA AND SUMMARY DOCUMENTS

  • Council Committee Roster (Tab A, No. 2) 
  • Committees and Council Agenda (Tab A, No. 3)
  • April 2024 Council Meeting Minutes (Tab A, No. 4)
  • 2024/2025 Council Meeting Dates (Tab A, No. 5)
  • Action Schedule (Tab A, No. 6)

Monday, June 24, 2024

COMMITTEE SESSIONS

8:30 am – 10:00 am CDT:  Administrative/Budget Committee (Tab G) – Gen. Spraggins

  • Adoption of Agenda (Tab G, No. 1) – Gen. Spraggins
  • Approval of XXXX 2024 Minutes (Tab G, No. 2) – Gen. Spraggins
  • Action Guide and Next Steps (Tab G, No. 3)
  • Other Business – Gen. Spraggins

Break - 15 Minutes

10:15 am – 12:00 pm CDT:  Data Collection (Tab F) – Ms. Boggs

  • Adoption of Agenda (Tab F, No. 1) – Ms. Boggs
  • Approval of XXXXX 2024 Minutes (Tab F, No. 2) – Ms. Boggs
  • Action Guide and Next Steps (Tab F, No. 3) – Mr. XXX
  • Other Business – Ms. Boggs

Lunch Recess

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm CDT:  Sustainable Fisheries Committee (Tab E) – Dr. Sweetman

  • Adoption of Agenda (Tab E, No. 1) – Dr. Sweetman
  • Approval of XXXXX 2024 Minutes (Tab E, No. 2) – Dr. Sweetman
  • Action Guide and Next Steps (Tab E, No. 3) – Dr. XXXXX
  • Other Business – Dr. Sweetman

Adjourn Open Session for the Day

Break - 15 Minutes

CLOSED SESSION - FULL COUNCIL - CLOSED SESSION

2:45 pm – 5:30 pm CDT:  Closed Session (Tab T) – Mr. Anson

  • Finalize Appointments to the Ad Hoc Red Snapper/Grouper-Tilefish Advisory Panel
  • Finalize Appointments to the Reef Fish and Shrimp Advisory Panels
  • Selection of Standing and Special Scientific and Statistical Committee Members for 2024-2027 Term

Adjourn for the Day

Tuesday, June 25, 2024

COMMITTEE SESSIONS continued

8:30 am – 10:00 am CDT:  Reef Fish Committee (Tab B) – Dr. Frazer

  • Adoption of Agenda (Tab B, No. 1) – Dr. Frazer
  • Approval of April 2024 Minutes (Tab B, No. 2) – Dr. Frazer
  • Action Guide and Next Steps (Tab B, No. 3) – Mr. Rindone
  • Review of Reef Fish and Individual Fishing Quota Program Landings
    • Presentation (Tab B, No. 4a) – Mr. Helies

Break - 15 Minutes

10:15 am – 11:45 am CDT:  Reef Fish Committee continued (Tab B) – Dr. Frazer

  • xxx

Lunch Recess

1:15 pm – 3:00 pm CDT:  Reef Fish Committee continued (Tab B) – Dr. Frazer

  • xxx

Break - 15 Minutes

3:15 pm – 5:00 pm CDT:  Reef Fish Committee continued (Tab B) – Dr. Frazer

  • xxx

Adjourn for the Day

Wednesday, June 26, 2024

COMMITTEE SESSIONS continued

8:30 am – 9:45 am CDT:  Mackerel Committee (Tab C) – Mr. Geeslin

  • Adoption of Agenda (Tab C, No. 1) – Mr. Geeslin
  • Approval of XXXXX 2024 Minutes (Tab C, No. 2) – Mr. Geeslin
  • Action Guide and Next Steps (Tab C, No. 3) – Dr. Birdsong
  • Coastal Migratory Pelagic (CMP) Landings (Tab C, No. 4) – Mr. Helies
  • Other Business – Mr. Geeslin

9:45 am – 10:30 am CDT:  Migratory Species Committee (Tab M) –  Dr. Banks

  • Scoping Document: Gear Considerations in Atlantic Highly Migratory Species (Tab M, No. 1)

Break - 15 Minutes

FULL COUNCIL

All times listed are CDT

  • 10:45 am – 10:50 am:  Call to Order, Announcements, and Introductions – Mr. Anson
  • 10:50 am – 10:55 am:  Adoption of Agenda (Tab A, No. 3) and Approval of Minutes (Tab A, No. 4)Mr. Anson
  • 10:55 am – 12:00 pm:  Presentations
    • Update from Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) on Wind Energy Development in the Gulf of Mexico (Tab A, No. 7) Ms. Lyncker
    • Texas Law Enforcement Efforts (Tab A, No. 8) – Lt. Casterline

Lunch Recess

FULL COUNCIL continued

PUBLIC COMMENT

Available beginning on June 24, 2024 at 8:30 am CDT

All times listed are CDT

1:30 pm – 5:00 pm:  Public CommentMr. Anson

  • Comments on the Southeast EEJ Implementation Plan …………………………………………………….(may be removed)
  • Comments on the Status of the Coastal Migratory Pelagics Fisheries………………………………… (may be removed)
  • Open Testimony on Other Fishery Issues or Concerns
  • Scoping Document: Gear Considerations in Atlantic Higly Migratory Species

Adjourn for the Day

Thursday, June 27, 2024

FULL COUNCIL

All times listed are CDT

      • 8:30 am – 9:30 am CDT 
        • Flower Garden Banks Presentation on Management Considerations for Wahoo (Tab A, No. 8) Dr. Johnston
        • Overview of Regulatory Options for Management of Wahoo (Tab A, No. 10)Dr. McGovern/Mr. Helies

All times listed are CDT

      • Committee Reports 
        • 9:30 am – 10:00 am:  Administrative/Budget (Tab G) Gen. Spraggins
        • 10:00 am – 10:30 am:  Data Collection (Tab F) Ms. Boggs

Break - 15 Minutes

All times listed are CDT

      • Committee Reports – continued 
        • 10:45 am – 11:00 am:  Closed Session Report (Tab T) Mr. Anson
        • 11:00 am – 12:00 pm:  Reef Fish (Tab B) Dr. Frazer

Lunch Recess

All times listed are CDT

      • Committee Reports – continued
        • 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm:  Reef Fish continued (Tab B) Dr. Frazer
        • 2:30 pm – 3:00 pm:  Mackerel (Tab C)Mr. Geeslin
        • 3:00 pm – 3:15 pm:   Migratory Species (Tab M) – Dr. Banks

Break - 15 Minutes

All times listed are CDT

      • 3:30 pm – 4:15 pm:  Supporting Agencies Update (Tab R) – Mr. Anson
          • South Atlantic Council Liaison (Tab R, No. 1)Ms. XXX
          • NOAA Office of Law Enforcement (OLE) Report and Presentation (Tab R, No. 2) Mr. XXX
          • Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commission (Tab R, No. 3) – Mr. Donaldson
          • U.S. Coast Guard (Tab R, No. 4)Lt. Fuhs
          • U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
          • Department of State
      • 4:15 pm – 4:45 pm:  Discussion of Council Planning and Primary Activities (Tab R, No. 5) Dr. Simmons / Dr. Froeschke / Mr. Anson
      • 4:45 pm – 5:00 pm:  Other Business (Tab U) Mr. Anson
        • Litigation Update – Ms. Levy
        • Discussion of Briefing Book Deadlines – Mr. Gill / Mr. Anson

END OF MEETING

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