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Monday, March 2, 2020, 8:30 am – 5:00 pm EST

Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council

Conference Room

4107 West Spruce Street, Suite 200

Tampa, FL  33607

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I. Introduction of Members – Dr. Méndez-Ferrer

II. Election of Chair and Vice Chair – Dr. Méndez-Ferrer

III. Adoption of Agenda – Chair

IV. Scope of work – Dr. Méndez-Ferrer

V. Building a Fishery Ecosystem Plan for the Gulf of Mexico – Dr. Karnauskas

VI. Ecosystem Approach to Fisheries Management: The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council Perspective – Mr. Muffley

    • Presentation (6a)
    • Ecosystem Approach to Fisheries Management Guidance Document (Resource material – 6b)
    • EAFM Guidance Document Appendix (Resource material – 6c)

Break 10:00 am - 10:15 am

VII. Discussion on the regulatory authority of the Gulf Council in the context of ecosystem management – Dr. Farmer

  • Discussion Documents
  • Protecting fish spawning aggregation in the Gulf of Mexico website (Resource material)

Lunch 11:00 am-12:00 pm

VIII. Proposed outline for a Gulf of Mexico Fishery Ecosystem Plan – Dr. Méndez-Ferrer

  • Presentation (8a)
  • Gulf of Mexico Ecosystem Based Implementation Road Map (Resource material – 8b)
  • Gulf of Mexico Ecosystem Status Report website (Resource material)

IX. Other Business

End of Meeting