September 27, 2023
The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will convene a one-day, hybrid meeting of its Shrimp Advisory Panel (AP) on Thursday, October 19, 2023, from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM EDT. The meeting will be held at the Council offices located at 4107 W. Spruce St., Suite 200 in Tampa, FL 33607.
The Panel will begin by reviewing Council actions taken in response to motions from the most recent Shrimp AP meetings. Next, the Council will hear a presentation on the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) cellular vessel monitoring system project. The AP will then receive an update on Gulf Wind Energy before hearing a report on the re-initiation of a Shrimp Biological Opinion as it relates to sawfish and giant manta rays, and an update on recent Endangered Species Act listings and Critical Habitat rules. Finally, the AP will receive an update on SEDAR 87 for brown, white, and pink shrimp, and receive an overview of Deepwater Horizon Natural Resource and Damage Assessment Projects.
Public comment will be held before the meeting adjourns.
Register for the webinar here.