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August 1, 2022


The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council (Council) will meet Monday, August 22 through Thursday, August 25, 2022, at the Omni Hotel in Corpus Christi, Texas. The meeting will be broadcast by webinar. The meeting will begin with the induction of new and re-appointed Council members.  During the meeting, the Council plans to take final action on a Framework Action that considers modifying catch limits for red snapper.  The Council will host a special Question and Answer Session with NOAA’s Division of Highly Migratory Species on Tuesday, August 23, 2022, immediately following Reef Fish Committee.


Public testimony will be held from 1:30- 5:00 PM, CDT, on Wednesday, August 24, 2022.  During the meeting the public will have the opportunity to provide comments in-person and virtually.  To provide public testimony, you must register online and join the webinar.  A registration link to provide testimony will be available on the Council meeting materials webpage beginning at 8:00 AM, CDT, on Wednesday, August 24, 2022.  Registration to provide virtual testimony will close one hour before public testimony begins (12:30 PM, CDT).  Virtual participants must register for the webinar under the same name they use to register to provide testimony.


The meeting will convene on the following days and times (CDT):


Monday, August 22, 2022, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Administrative/Budget Committee

Coral Committee

Outreach and Education Committee

Data Collection Committee

Reef Fish Committee


Tuesday, August 23, 2022, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Mr. Sam Rauch and staff will provide remarks on NMFS’ Agency Priorities and Draft Equity and

Environmental Justice Strategy


Reef Fish Committee


Wednesday, August 24, 2022, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Migratory Species Committee

Sustainable Fisheries Committee

Full Council Session

  • Presentation from the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management on wind energy development in the Gulf of Mexico
  • Presentation from the Western Central Atlantic Fishery Commission (WECAFC) on its Flyingfish-Dolphinfish Working Group
  • Public testimony will be held from 1:30 – 5:00 PM


Thursday, August 25, 2022, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Full Council Session

  • Committee Reports
  • Supporting Agencies Updates
  • Other Business
  • Election of Council Chair and Vice-Chair


The Committee and Council Agendas, and meeting materials will be posted as they become available and can be accessed on the Council Meetings webpage.