August 9 – 11, 2021

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: July 12, 2021

Final Briefing Book Deadline: July 19, 2021

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AGENDA

Monday, August 9, 2021

I. Introductions and Adoption of Agenda – Mr. Rindone

II. Approval of Verbatim Minutes and Meeting Summary: May 3-4, 2021 webinar meeting – Mr. Rindone

III. Election of the Chair and Vice Chair – Mr. Rindone

IV. Scope of Work – Mr. Rindone

V. Selection of the SSC Representative for the Council’s August 23-26, 2021 meeting in San Antonio, Texas – Chair

VI. Discussion Document: SSC’s Best Practices and Voting Procedures– Mr. Rindone

  • a. SSC Discussion – Chair

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

VII. Review and Discussion of Finalized Great Red Snapper Count Project Report

  • a. Presentation – Dr. Stunz
  • b. Background: Final Great Red Snapper Count Project Report
  • c. Background: Independent Consultant Reports
    • i. Eggleston Review Report
    • ii. Christman Review Report
    • iii. Cadrin Review Report
  • d. SSC Discussion – Chair

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

VIII. Review of Updated Red Grouper Interim Analysis

  • a. Presentation – Dr. Sagarese
  • b. Interim Analysis Report
  • c. Background: Reef Fish Amendment 53
  • d. Background: SEDAR61 Catch Advice Recreational Weight Adjustment
  • e. SSC Discussion – Chair

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

IX. Discussion of Research Track and Operational Assessment Process Guidance Document – Dr. Neer/Mr. Rindone

X. Determination of Topical Working Groups for SEDAR 75: Gulf of Mexico Gray Snapper Operational Assessment – Mr. Rindone

XI. Scope of Work for Red Grouper Operational Assessment – Mr. Rindone

Adjourn Day 1 by 5:00 pm eastern

Tuesday, August 10, 2021

XII. Scope of Work for Vermilion Snapper Operational Assessment – Mr. Rindone

XIII. Determination of Approach to Assess Gulf of Mexico Tilefish Complex – Mr. Rindone

XIV. Interim Analysis Schedule (update) – Mr. Rindone

  • a. SSC Discussion – Chair

XV. Revised SEDAR Stock Assessment Schedule – Mr. Rindone

  • a. SSC Discussion – Chair

XVI. Review of Draft Southeast Regional Framework for Establishing the Best Scientific Information Available – SERO

  • a. Presentation
  • b. Background: Draft Document

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

XVII. NS1 Technical Guidance Presentation: Managing with ACLs for data-limited stocks in federal fishery management plans – Review and recommendations for implementing 50 CFR 600.310(h)(2) flexibilities for data limited stocks – NMFS Staff

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

XVIII. Review of King Mackerel Historical Harvest and Catch Limits

XIX. Review of King Mackerel Historical Commercial Harvest Differences

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

XX. Review of Greater Amberjack Historical Harvest and Catch Limits

Adjourn Day 2 by 5:00 pm eastern

Wednesday, August 11, 2021

XXI. Review of Updated Greater Amberjack Projections – SEFSC Staff

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

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

  • a. Presentation – Dr. Alexander Gordan (SEFSC)
  • b. SSC Discussion – Chair

Lunch Break from 11:45 pm - 12:45 pm eastern

XXIII. Review of Draft Options: Generic Essential Fish Habitat Amendment 5 – Dr. Hollensead

15-minute break: 3:45 pm - 4:00 pm eastern

XXIV. Review of Standardized Bycatch Reduction Methodology – Mr. Dan Luers (SERO0

  • a. Presentation – Mr. Luers
  • b. Background: Document
  • c. SSC Discussion – Chair

XXV. Discussion of Topic Leaders for Agenda Items – Mr. Rindone

  • a. SSC Discussion – Chair

XXVI. Public Comment – Chair

XXVII. Other Business – Chair

Adjourn Day 3 by 5:00 pm eastern