The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will convene a meeting of its Standing, Reef Fish, Coral, and Socioeconomic Scientific and Statistical Committees on January 9-11 in the Gulf Council’s Conference room located at 2203 N. Lois Ave, Suite 1100, Tampa, FL, 33607. The meeting will convene on Tuesday, January 9, 2018 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Wednesday, January 10, 2018 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Thursday, January 11, 2018 from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. EDT.
The Scientific and Statistical Committees will address the following items:
• Southeast Deep-sea Coral Initiative in the Gulf of Mexico
• Review of the public hearing draft of Coral Amendment 9
• Review of Management Strategy Evaluation for the Coral Reef Conservation Program
• Grouper and Tilefish 5-year IFQ Review
• Review of Draft Status Determination Criteria/Optimum Yield Options Paper
• SEDAR 62 Gray Triggerfish Standard Assessment
• Spawning Aggregations in the Gulf of Mexico
• Evaluation Robustness of Harvest Control Rules to Future Red Tide Events
• Further Development of a Stock Assessment Prioritization Spreadsheet
• Analysis Related to Draft Generic Amendment-Carry-over Provision and Framework Modifications
• Analysis of Red Grouper Indices of Abundance
• Discussion of an ABC Control Rule for Data-Limited Stocks
For a complete agenda and meeting materials click here.
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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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