September 5, 2023
The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will convene a meeting of its Ecosystem Technical Committee from 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM EDT on Thursday, September 21, 2023. The meeting will be held at the Gulf Council offices located at 4107 W. Spruce Street, Suite 200, Tampa, FL 33607.
The mission of the Ecosystem Technical Committee is to incorporate ecological interactions into stock assessments and management goals based on objectives set forth by the Council. The Ecosystem Technical Committee is working with Council staff to support the development of the Council’s Fishery Ecosystem Plan (FEP) to accommodate regional needs in the Gulf of Mexico, while considering the existing National Ecosystem Plan and Regional Ecosystem Roadmap guiding principles.
During the meeting, the Technical Committee will continue to work on operationalizing the Council’s FEP, revisit the Fishery Ecosystem Issue (FEI) loop, developing prioritization metrics for FEIs, and reviewing FEI recommendations.
Public comment will be held before the meeting adjourns.
Register for the webinar here.