January 11 – 13, 2022

9:00 am – 5 pm EST

Hybrid

Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council

4107 West Spruce St Ste 200

Tampa, FL 33607

(813) 348-1630 Council office

First Briefing Book Deadline: December 21, 2021

Final Briefing Book Deadline: December 28, 2021 (NO MORE CHANGES)

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AGENDA

Tuesday, January 11, 2022

I. Introductions and Adoption of Agenda – Dr. Jim Nance

II. Approval of Verbatim Minutes and Meeting Summary: September 27-30, 2021 and November 18, 2021 hybrid meetings – Dr. Jim Nance

III. Scope of Work – Mr. Ryan Rindone

IV. Selection of SSC Representative for the January 24-27, 2022 Gulf Council meeting in Baton Rouge, Louisiana – Dr. Jim Nance

V. Review: Absolute Abundance Estimates for Red Snapper, Greater Amberjack, and Other Federally Managed Fish on Offshore Petroleum Platforms in the Gulf of Mexico – Dr. Benny Gallaway

15-minute break: 11:00 am - 11:15 am EST

VI. Evaluation of APAIS Intercepts for Yellowtail Snapper in the Gulf of Mexico – Mr. Ryan Rindone

  • a. Presentation
  • b. Background: Data File
  • c. SSC Discussion – Dr. Jim Nance

Lunch Break: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EST

VII. Review: National Academies of Science Report on the Impacts of Limited Access Privilege Programs in Mixed-use Fisheries – Dr. Lee Anderson

15-minute break: 2:30 pm - 2:45 pm EST

VIII. Review: Spatial Coverage and Severity of the 2020/2021 Red Tide on the West Florida Shelf – Dr. Brendan Turley and Dr. Mandy Karnauskas

IX. Review: Simulation of the Effect of MRIP-FES Data on Catch Advice for a Historical King Mackerel Stock Assessment – Dr. Shannon Cass-Calay

  • a. Presentation
  • b. Background: Report
  • c. SSC Discussion – Dr. Jim Nance

X. Discussion of Draft Essential Fish Habitat Amendment and Data – Dr. Lisa Hollensead

  • a. Presentation: EFH Consultation Process – Mr. David Dale
  • b. Metadata for Spatial Layers – Dr. Lisa Hollensead
  • c. Draft Amendment – Dr. Lisa Hollensead
  • d. SSC Discussion – Dr. Jim Nance

Adjourn Day 1 by 5:00 pm eastern

Wednesday, January 12, 2022

XI. Status Update on Red Snapper Management and Outstanding Council Motion – Dr. Carrie Simmons

XII. Summary of SSC Discussion and Recommendations on GRSC Report from March/April 2020 and September 2020 Meetings – Mr. Ryan Rindone

XIII. Great Red Snapper Count Report: Re-analysis of the Florida natural/unconsolidated bottom-type data to include the random forest design stratification – Dr. Greg Stunz/Dr. Will Patterson

15-minute break: 10:45 am - 11:00 am EST

XIV. Discussion of Results of Post-Stratification Analysis by SEFSC, FWC, and GRSC Teams for Florida Absolute Abundance Data – Dr. Katie Siegfried

  • a. Presentation
  • b. Document: Post-stratification Analysis
  • c. SSC Discussion – Dr. Jim Nance

Lunch Break: 12:30 pm - 1:15 pm EST

XV. Fishery-Independent Indices Updates for Red Snapper

15-minute break: 2:45pm - 3:00 pm EST

XVI. Review of Estimated Commercial Effort over Uncharacterized Bottom in the Gulf of Mexico – Dr. John Walter

  • a. Presentation
  • b. Background: Documentation
  • c. SSC Discussion and Recommendations – Dr. Jim Nance

XVII. Review of Estimated Recreational Effort over Uncharacterized Bottom in the Gulf of Mexico – Dr. John Walter

  • a. Presentation
  • b. Background: Documentation
  • c. SSC Discussion and Recommendations – Dr. Jim Nance

Adjourn Day 2 by 5:00 pm eastern

Thursday, January 13, 2022

XVIII. Summary Discussion and Potential Requests for Updated SEFSC Red Snapper Interim Analysis for Catch Advice for the March 2022 SSC Meeting – Dr. Jim Nance/SEFSC Staff/Mr. Ryan Rindone

15-minute break: 10:30 am - 10:45 am EST

XIX. Review: NMFS Standardized Bycatch Reporting Methodology – Mr. Dan Luers

Lunch Break: 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm EST

XIX. Review: NMFS Standardized Bycatch Reporting Methodology continued – Mr. Dan Luers

XX. Public Comment – Dr. Jim Nance

XXI. Other Business – Dr. Jim Nance

Adjourn Day 3 by 5:00 pm eastern