The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will host a meeting of its Standing, Reef Fish, Mackerel, and Socioeconomic Scientific and Statistical Committees. The meeting will convene at 8:30 AM on Tuesday, July 30, 2019 and adjourn by 5:00 PM on Wednesday, July 31, 2019.


The Scientific and Statistical Committees will address the following:

  • Best Scientific Information Available – NOAA Policy directive for Stock Status Determinations and Catch Specifications
  • National Standard 1 Guidance of Estimation of Fishing Mortality and Biomass Proxies
  • Coping with Information Gaps in Stock Productivity for Rebuilding and Achieving Maximum Sustainable Yield for Grouper and Snapper Fisheries
  • Establishing Stock Status Determination Criteria for Fisheries with High Discards and Uncertain Recruitment
  • A Perspective on Steepness, Reference Points, and Stock Assessment
  • Status Determination Criteria Amendment
  • Alternative ABC Control Rule
  • MRIP and State Survey Data Collection and Calibration Efforts
  • SEDAR 62 – Gray Triggerfish
  • Council Research and Monitoring Priorities for 2020-2024
  • Gray Snapper Operational Assessment
  • West Florida Shelf Hogfish Benchmark Assessment
  • Gulf SEDAR Assessment Schedule
  • Fishery Impact Assessment of Explosive Removal of Structures
  • Almaco Jack Life History and Landings


For an agenda and meeting materials, click here.

To register for the webinar, click here.