September 27 – 30, 2021

Hybrid

8:30 am – 5 pm EDT

Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council

4107 West Spruce St Ste 200

Tampa, FL 33607

(813) 348-1630 Council office

First Briefing Book Deadline: September 7, 2021

Final Briefing Book Deadline: September 13, 2021

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AGENDA

Monday, September 27, 2021

I. Introductions and Adoption of Agenda  (9/21/21) – Dr. Jim Nance

II. Approval of Verbatim Minutes and Meeting Summary: August 9 – 11, 2021 hybrid meeting – Dr. Jim Nance

III. Scope of Work – Mr. Ryan Rindone

IV. Selection of the SSC Representative for the Council’s October 25-28, 2021 meeting in Orange Beach, AL – Dr. Jim Nance

V. Final Draft – Scientific and Statistical Committee’s Best Practices and Voting Procedures– Mr. Ryan Rindone/Dr. Carrie Simmons

VI. Decision Tree for Making Informed Decisions on Parameters for Yield Projections – Dr. Katie Siegfried

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

VII. Review of SEDAR 70: Gulf of Mexico Greater Amberjack Stock Assessment – Dr. Katie Siegfried

Lunch Break from 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm eastern

VII. Review of SEDAR 70: Gulf of Mexico Greater Amberjack Stock Assessment Report (continued)

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

Adjourn Day 1 by 5:00 pm eastern

Tuesday, September 28, 2021

X. Red Tide Ecosystem Modeling – Dr. Dave Chagaris

XI. Review of SEDAR 72: Gulf of Mexico Gag Stock Assessment Report

Lunch Break from 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm eastern

XI. Review of SEDAR 72: Gulf of Mexico Gag Stock Assessment Report (continued)

15-minute break: 3:00 pm - 3:15 pm eastern

XII. Presentation: Using Field Experiments to Assess Alternative Mechanisms for Distributing Fish to the Recreational Sector

  • a. Presentation – Dr. Alexander Gordan
  • b. SSC Discussion – Dr. Jim Nance

Adjourn Day 2 by 5:00 pm eastern

Wednesday, September 29, 2021

XIII. LGL: Introduction: Estimating Absolute Abundance of Red Snapper off Louisiana – Dr. Benny Gallaway

15-minute break: 10:00 am - 10:15 am eastern

XIV. LGL: Field Surveys and Sample Processing – Dr. Benny Gallaway and Dr. Jack Egerton

Lunch Break from 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm eastern

XV. LGL: Statistical Analyses and Modeling – Dr. Scott Raborn

  • a. Presentation: (same as XIIIa)
    • i. Mean Site Abundance of Red Snapper
    • ii. Modeled Abundance of Red Snapper
      • 1. Assemblage Structure from Submersible Rotating Video (SRV) Surveys
      • 2. Red Snapper Abundance and Associated Variance Propagation
    • iii. Mark/Recapture Population Estimates
    • iv. Growth and Condition
  • b. SSC Discussion – Dr. Jim Nance

XVI. LGL: Results – Dr. Scott Raborn

  • a. Presentation: (same as XIIIa)
    • i. Mean Site Abundance Results
      • 1. Discrete Habitats
      • 2. Uncharacterized Bottom
    • ii. Modeled Site Abundance
    • iii. Age, Growth, and Condition
  • b. SSC Discussion – Dr. Jim Nance

15-minute break: 3:00 pm - 3:15 pm eastern

XVII. LGL: Discussion – Dr. Benny Gallaway

  • a. Presentation:(same as XIIIa)
    • i. Overall Abundance
      • 1. Natural Banks
      • 2. Artificial Reefs
      • 3. Uncharacterized Bottom
    • ii. Impact on Stock Status
    • iii. Summary and Conclusions
  • b. SSC Discussion – Dr. Jim Nance

Adjourn Day 3 by 5:00 pm eastern

Thursday, September 30, 2021

XVIII. Review of Finalized Great Red Snapper Count Report – Dr. Greg Stunz and Team

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

XIX. Presentation on EFH Consultation Process – Mr. David Dale

  • a. SSC Discussion – Dr. Jim Nance

Lunch Break from 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm eastern

XX. Review: SEDAR Schedule

  • a. SSC Discussion

XXI. Review: Interim Analysis Schedule

  • a. SSC Discussion – Dr. Nance

XXII. Standardized Bycatch Reporting Methodology – Mr. Dan Luers

  • a. Presentation
  • b. Document
  • c. SSC Discussion – Dr. Jim Nance

XXIII. Public Comment – Dr. Jim Nance

XXIV. Other Business – Dr. Jim Nance

Adjourn Day 4 by 5:00 pm eastern