The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council has scheduled a webinar meeting of its Standing and Reef Fish Scientific and Statistical Committees (SSC), August 2, 2016. The meeting will begin at 1:00 pm Tuesday, August 2, 2016 and conclude no later than 3:30 pm. To register for the webinar, click here.
The items of discussion on the agenda are as follows:
- Selection of SSC representative to attend the August 2016 Council meeting
- Reevaluation of alternative Fmsy proxies for red snapper
- Discussion of the next gray triggerfish assessment
- Review updated SEDAR schedule
The agenda and supporting documents can be found on the Council’s file server. Visit https://public.gulfcouncil.org:5001/webman/index.cgi. Username and password are both “gulfguest”. Click on the “Library Folder”, then scroll down to “SSC meeting-2016-08”.
About the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council
The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council is one of eight regional Fishery Management Councils established by the Fishery Conservation and Management Act of 1976. The Council prepares fishery management plans, which are designed to manage fishery resources within the 200-mile limit of the Gulf of Mexico.
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