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.


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.

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