Ecosystem Technical Committee Meeting

April 19-20, 2023

Wednesday, April 19 – 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., EDT

Thursday, April 20 – 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., EDT

Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council

4107 W. Spruce St., Suite 200

Tampa, FL 33607


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Day One – Wednesday, April 19, 2023

I.   Adoption of Agenda (01) – Dr. Karnauskas

II.  Approval of Minutes from December 2021 Meeting (02) – Dr. Karnauskas

III.  Status Update on Gulf Fishery Ecosystem Plan (FEP) – Dr. Méndez-Ferrer

IV. Discussion of Next Steps to Operationalize Gulf FEP

Lunch 12:00-1:00 pm EDT

V.  Discussion on Potential Fishery Ecosystem Issues (FEI) for the Gulf FEP – Dr. Karnauskas

VI. Discussion on Prioritization Metrics for FEIs – Dr. Karnauskas

VII. Public Comment

Adjourn Day One

Day Two, Thursday, April 20, 2023

VIII. Ranking and Selection of Top Four FEIs – Dr. Karnauskas

IX.   Continued Discussion on Next Steps for FEIs in the Gulf FEP or Management Process – Dr. Mendez-Ferrer

Lunch 12:00-1:00 pm EDT

X.  Stakeholder Engagement Update – Ms. Muehlstein

XI.  Discussion on Updating the 2017 Ecosystem Status Report for the Gulf of Mexico (11) – Dr. Karnauskas

XII.  Other Business

End of Meeting