The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council (Council) will meet Tuesday, June 21, 2022 through Friday, June 24, 2022 at the Crowne Plaza at Bell Tower Shops in Fort Myers, Florida (please note that the meeting will begin on Tuesday, June 21, as Monday, June 20 is a Federal holiday). Virtual participation will also be available by webinar. During the meeting, the Council plans to take final action on the following two documents:
- Framework Action: Modification to Location Reporting Requirements for For-Hire Vessels
- Framework Amendment 11: Modifications to the Gulf of Mexico Migratory Group King Mackerel Catch Limits.
Please note, in-person meeting attendees will be expected to follow any current COVID–19 safety protocols as determined by the Council, hotel, and the City of Fort Myers.
Public testimony will be held from 2:45 – 5:15 PM, eastern daylight time (EDT) on Thursday, June 23, 2022. In-person and virtual participants will have equal opportunity to participate. In-person attendees wishing to give public testimony must sign-up using the kiosk outside the meeting room. Staff will be available to assist with the registration process.
Virtual attendees: To provide public testimony, you must register online and join the webinar. A registration link to provide testimony will be available on the Council meeting materials webpage at the start of the meeting, Tuesday, June 21, 2022 at 8:00 AM, EDT, and closes one hour before public testimony begins on Thursday, June 23, 2022 (1:45 PM, EDT). Virtual participants must register for the webinar under the same name they use to register to provide testimony.
The meeting agenda can be found here: https://gulfcouncil.org/wp-content/uploads/A-3-Combined-Committee-and-Council_AGENDA_Jun2022.pdf
The Committee and Council Agendas, and meeting materials will be posted as they become available and can be accessed on the Council Meetings webpage.