May 2, 2023
Leadership teams for the nation’s eight regional fishery management councils will gather in Key West, Florida for the spring 2023 Council Coordination Committee (CCC) meeting. The meeting will convene May 23-25, 2023, at the Marriott Beachside Hotel located at 3841 North Roosevelt Boulevard, Key West, Florida 33040. The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council is happy to serve as this year’s CCC host.
The CCC is comprised of the chairs, vice chairs, and executive directors of the New England, Mid-Atlantic, South Atlantic, Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, Pacific, Western Pacific, and North Pacific Fishery Management Councils. CCC chairmanship rotates annually among the eight Councils. The CCC meets twice each year to discuss issues relevant to all fishery management councils in partnership with NOAA Fisheries and NOAA General Counsel.
The CCC will hear updates from NOAA Fisheries on agency priorities in the coming year including fisheries science updates. The Committee will also discuss the America the Beautiful Initiative and ongoing efforts to address climate change in fisheries. The meeting agenda and meeting materials will be posted as they become available on the fisherycouncils.org website.
In-person and virtual public testimony will be taken at the end of the day on May 23rd and 24th before the meeting adjourns. In-person attendees must register to provide public comment each day on at the kiosk located near the entrance to the meeting room. Virtual attendees must register 30-minutes prior to the start of public comment using the registration links provided on the meeting materials webpage.