Other Meetings

Other Meetings

The Council will host or participate in other meetings dealing with fisheries management issues. Read more below about upcoming meetings that the Council is involved with throughout the region.

SEDAR Steering Committee: October 6-7, 2014

The meeting will be held in Charleston, SC


Briefing Book materials are posted on the SEDAR website, here.

Joint Council South Florida Management Issues Committee Meeting: July 22-23, 2014

Ad Hoc Goliath Grouper Joint Steering Committee Meeting: July 24, 2014

Full Agenda for both meetings.

Briefing Book (posted 7/15)

Webinar Registration:

  • July 22, 2014 - Click here to register
  • July 23, 2014 - Click here to register
  • July 24, 2014 - Click here to register

The South Florida Management Committee will meet beginning at 9:00 a.m. Tuesday through 5:00 p.m. Wednesday

Items up for discussion include:

  • South Florida Management Issues
    • Status of South Atlantic Species Removal
    • Review of Draft Joint Generic Amendment to the Gulf Reef Fish and South Atlantic Snapper/Grouper Fishery Management Plans
    • Recommendations
  • Progress Report on Speckled Hind and Warsaw Grouper Working Group
    • Life history information
    • Stock structure and status
    • Regulations
    • Recommendations​

The Ad Hoc Goliath Grouper Joint Steering Committee will meet from 9:00 a.m. - noon Thursday to discuss the following:

  • Review of ongoing goliath grouper research obtained
  • Report on SSC/stock assessment analyst recommendations
  • Next steps for assessment/additional data collection
  • Recommendations

The South Florida Management Committee will then reconvene Thursday afternoon to provide discussion and feedback on the recommendations of the Ad Hoc Goliath Grouper Joint Committee. 

An opportunity to provide public comment is scheduled for each afternoon. 

SEDAR Steering Committee Meeting via webinar: June 5, 2014

The meeting will be held via webinar from 10AM - 12PM.

Meeting Agenda

Meeting Overview

Attachment 1. January 30, 2014, Meeting Summary

Attachment 2. SOPPS with revisions

Attachment 3. Existing Summary Report Contents

Attachment 4. Gulf Council Summary Report Outline

Attachment 5. Example SAFMC Gag Grouper Summary

Attachment 6. 2015 Project Schedule

Attachment 7. SEDAR Project Listing

Oculina Experimental Closed Area Evaluation Team Webinar: March 12, 2014

Meeting will be held via webinar from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m.

Meeting Agenda

Meeting Purpose:

The Evaluation Team is comprised of law enforcement representatives, research scientists, resource managers, commercial fishermen, recreational fishermen, outreach experts, and non-governmental organization representatives.  The Team is tasked with reviewing and providing recommendations for the ongoing research and monitoring, outreach, and law enforcement components of the Evaluation Plan.  

The items of discussion during the data webinar are as follows:

  1. Participants will initiate discussions on the re-evaluation of the OECA.
  2. Breakout sessions will be held via webinar with the Evaluation Team to discuss Research & Monitoring, Outreach, and Law Enforcement components of the Evaluation Team
  • Oculina Evaluation Team - Outreach Breakout: March 13 from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
  • Oculina Evaluation Team - Research Breakout: March 13 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
  • Oculina Evaluation Team - Law Enforcement Breakout: March 14 from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Webinar Information: The webinars ares open to members of the public.  Those interested in participating should contact Anna Martin at the SAFMC to request an invitation providing webinar access information.  Please request webinar invitations at least 24 hours in advance of the webinar.

SEDAR Steering Committee: January 30, 2014 from 2-4pm

Meeting will be held via webinar. Meeting information is posted at the SEDAR webpage.

Joint Council Committee on South Florida Management Issues and Goliath Grouper Joint Council Committee Meeting

Date: January 7-9, 2014

Location: Hilton Key Largo Resort, 97000 Overseas Hwy, Key Largo, FL 33037; Phone - (305) 852-5553

Meeting Purpose: 

Agenda items for the meeting of the Joint Council Committee on South Florida Management Issues include:

  • Presentation on the South Florida Issues workshops held in July/August 2013

  • Overview of status and trends for South Florida species; and

  • Discussion of species specific management concerns and next steps for yellowtail snapper, mutton snapper, hogfish, mangrove snapper, shallow-water groupers, Nassau grouper, warsaw grouper, and speckled hind.

Additionally, the Ad Hoc Goliath Grouper Joint Council Committee and the Joint Council Committee On South Florida Management Issues will meet to review the last stock assessment for goliath grouper and to hear a presentation on the recent Goliath Grouper Stakeholder Workshops and survey. Other items on the agenda include the review of recommendations from the Ad Hoc Goliath Grouper Joint Science workshop and a review of ongoing goliath grouper research.

Meeting Materials: