November 18, 2021

8:30 am – 5 pm EST


Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council

4107 West Spruce St Ste 200

Tampa, FL 33607

(813) 348-1630 Council office

First Briefing Book Deadline: October 27, 2021

Second Briefing Book Deadline: November 3, 2021

Final Briefing Book Deadline: November 10, 2021 (NO MORE CHANGES)

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Thursday, November 18, 2021

Convene at 8:30 am EST

15-minute breaks at the Chair’s discretion

Lunch break: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm EST

I. Introductions and Adoption of Agenda – Dr. Jim Nance

II. Approval of Verbatim Minutes and Meeting Summary: September 27-30, 2021 hybrid meeting – Dr. Jim Nance

III. Scope of Work – Mr. Ryan Rindone

IV. Evaluation of SEDAR 70 Projections for Gulf Greater Amberjack – Dr. Katie Siegfried

V. Evaluation of SEDAR 72 Projections for Gulf Gag Grouper – Dr. Lisa Ailloud

VI. Review of SEDAR 68: Gulf of Mexico Scamp Research Track Assessment – Dr. Sklyer Sagarese

VII. Terms of Reference for SEDAR 68: Gulf of Mexico Scamp Operational Assessment – Mr. Ryan Rindone

Background: “How much evidence is required for acceptance of productivity regime shifts in fish stock assessments: Are we letting managers off the hook?” Klaer et al 2015

Background: “A risk table to address concerns external to stock assessments when developing fisheries harvest recommendations” Dorn and Zador 2020

Background: “Handle with Care: Establishing Catch Limits for Fish Stocks Experiencing Episodic Natural Mortality Events” Harford et al 2015

Background: “Status of Gag in the Gulf of Mexico, Assessment 3.0” Turner 2001

VIII. Public Comment – Dr. Jim Nance

IX. Other Business – Dr. Jim Nance

Adjourn by 5:00 pm eastern