Wednesday, August 5, 2020

9:30 AM – 5:00 PM EDT

via webinar

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Workshop Objectives

(1) To clarify for all parties involved the processes and methodologies employed to establish calibration ratios that allow state collected survey data (i.e., data collected by Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, and Mississippi) to be converted to red snapper recreational catch information that is consistent with and comparable to allowable catch limits that were developed and established using the most recent red snapper stock assessment and CHTS derived data.

(2) To identify a process, or key elements of a process, going forward that will enable the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council to make informed management decisions based on the best available information and science.

Session 1: 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM EDT

I. Overview Presentation: Need and Current Status of Recreational Red Snapper Data Calibrations with the Gulf States – Dr. Cody
a. Discussion – Dr. Frazer

II. Overview Presentations of Each States Methods and Resulting Calibrations:
a. Alabama – Mr. Anson
b. Florida – Ms. Sauls

c. Louisiana – Mr. Adriance

d. Mississippi – Dr. Mickle

e. Summary of Calibration Presentations and Next Steps for Completion of the Review process – Dr. Cody
f. Discussion and Recommendations for Next Steps – Dr. Frazer

III. Overview Presentation: Preliminary Gulf Red Snapper State Private Quota Estimates – Mr. Pulver/Mr. Strelcheck
a. Background and Supporting Documents: Individual State Calibrations and Application to State Specific Annual Catch Limits – Background:  Gulf Red Snapper State Quotas Estimates
b. Workshop Discussion and Recommendations for Next Steps – Dr. Frazer

Session 2: 1:30 PM - 5:00 PM EDT

IV. Gulf Transition Team Sub-Group
a. Process for Revisiting and Updating Calibrations – Dr. Cody/Mr. Bray/Mr. Strelcheck
b. Transparency in Data Delivery, Management, Accessibility, and QA & QC – Mr. Bray
c. Future Research – Dr. Cody
d. Examining drivers for differences between survey estimates – Dr. Cody

V. Other Business – Dr. Frazer

VI. Wrap-Up and Next Steps – Dr. Frazer

End of Meeting

Background and Supporting Documents List