09/29/14 – SAFMC Meeting Notice: Council Visioning Workshop Set for October 14-16, 2014 to Continue Development of a Long-Term Plan for the Snapper Grouper Fishery

Council Visioning Workshop Set for October 14-16, 2014 in N. Charleston, SC

Work on a Long Term Plan for the Snapper Grouper Fishery Continues

The Council will meet October 14-16, 2014 in N. Charleston, SC to continue development of a long-term vision and plan for the snapper grouper fishery in the South Atlantic. The purpose of the workshop is to start development of a Vision Blueprint that will guide management of the snapper grouper fishery over the next 5 years.  Council will discuss input received from fishery stakeholders during the 26 port meetings that were held throughout the region in the Spring of 2014. Over the course of the 2.5-day workshop, Council members will participate in breakout sessions to brainstorm specific management strategies to be considered in the Vision Blueprint based on input received from the port meetings. Topics to be discussed include:

  • Sub-regional Management
  • Reporting/Data Collection
  • Bycatch
  • Access to the Fishery
  • Stakeholder Engagement
  • Habitat/Ecosystems
  • Allocation

The workshop is open to the public and public comment has been scheduled for each day of the workshop. Plenary sessions will be held at the end of each breakout session and will be recorded.

MEETING LOCATION

Crowne Plaza Charleston Airport
4831 Tanger Boulevard
N. Charleston, SC 29418
(843) 744-4422 phone


WORKSHOP SCHEDULE

October 14, 2014:

1:00PM - 4:30PM Introduction, Vision Blueprint Exercise, & Breakout Session - Sub-Regional Management
4:30PM - 5:00PM PUBLIC COMMENT

October 15, 2014:

8:30AM - 11:30AM Breakout Sessions - Reporting/Data Collection; Bycatch
12:30PM - 4:30PM Breakout Sessions - Access to the Fishery; Stakeholder Engagement; Habitat/Ecosystems 
4:30PM - 5:00PM PUBLIC COMMENT

October 16, 2014:

8:30AM - 12:00PM Breakout Session - Allocation, Topic Summary Review
1:30PM - 2:00PM PUBLIC COMMENT
2:00PM - 3:00PM Next Steps for Vision Blueprint

Briefing materials for the workshop will be posted to the Council Meeting page of the Council's website on October 1, 2014.

For more information about the workshop and the Visioning Project, visit the Visioning Project page of the Council's website or contact Amber Von Harten at 843/571-4366 or amber.vonharten@safmc.net.

Summary:

Council Visioning Workshop Set for October 14-16, 2014 in N. Charleston, SC Work on a Long Term Plan for the Snapper Grouper Fishery Continues