The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will convene a meeting of its Standing, Reef Fish, Coral, and Socioeconomic Scientific and Statistical Committees on January 9-11 in the Gulf Council’s Conference room located at 2203 N. Lois Ave, Suite 1100, Tampa, FL, 33607. The meeting will convene on Tuesday, January 9, 2018 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Wednesday, January 10, 2018 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Thursday, January 11, 2018 from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. EDT.

The Scientific and Statistical Committees will address the following items:

  • Southeast Deep-sea Coral Initiative in the Gulf of Mexico
  • Review of the public hearing draft of Coral Amendment 9
  • Review of Management Strategy Evaluation for the Coral Reef Conservation Program
  • Grouper and Tilefish 5-year IFQ Review
  • Review of Draft Status Determination Criteria/Optimum Yield Options Paper
  • SEDAR 62 Gray Triggerfish Standard Assessment
  • Spawning Aggregations in the Gulf of Mexico
  • Evaluation Robustness of Harvest Control Rules to Future Red Tide Events
  • Further Development of a Stock Assessment Prioritization Spreadsheet
  • Analysis Related to Draft Generic Amendment-Carry-over Provision and Framework Modifications
  • Analysis of Red Grouper Indices of Abundance
  • Discussion of an ABC Control Rule for Data-Limited Stocks

For a complete agenda and meeting materials click here.

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