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September 9, 2021


The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will hold a four-day hybrid meeting (in-person and virtual) of its Standing, Reef Fish, Socioeconomic, and Ecosystem Scientific and Statistical Committees (SSCs). The meeting will be held on from 8:30 – 5:00 EDT on September 27-30, 2021, at the Council Office located at 4107 West Spruce Street, Suite 200, Tampa, Florida 33607. If you wish to attend virtually, you may pre-register here.


The Scientific and Statistical Committees will address the following:

  • SSC Best Practices and Voting Procedures
  • Decision Tree for Making Informed Decisions on Parameters for Yield Projections
  • SEDAR 70: Gulf of Mexico Greater Amberjack Stock Assessment
  • Terms of Reference for Gulf of Mexico Migratory Group Spanish Mackerel
  • Scope of Work for Gulf of Mexico Migratory Group Cobia Operational Assessment
  • Red Tide Ecosystem Modeling
  • SEDAR 72: Gulf of Mexico Gag Stock Assessment
  • Presentation on Using Field Experiments to Assess Alternative Mechanisms for Distributing Fish to the Recreational Sector
  • Estimating Absolute Abundance of Red Snapper off Louisiana
    • Field Surveys and Sample Processing
    • Statistical Analyses and Modeling
    • Results
  • Review of the Finalized Great Red Snapper Count Report
  • Presentation on the Essential Fish Habitat Consultation Process
  • Review of SEDAR and Interim Analysis Schedules
  • Standardized Bycatch Reporting Methodology


Public comment will be held in-person over the webinar before the meeting adjourns.


For an agenda and meeting materials, click here.

Register for the webinar here.