Archive – Public Hearings Aug 2015

Public Hearings - How They Work


Current Public Hearing & Scoping Meeting Schedule- August 2015

Amendments for Public Hearing:

  • Snapper Grouper Regulatory Amendment 16 - Black sea bass pot fishery
  • Snapper Grouper Amendment 36 - Spawning Special Management Zones (SMZs)

Amendments for Scoping: 

  • Snapper Grouper Amendment 37 - Hogfish Issues
  • Snapper Grouper Regulatory Amendment 23 - Black sea bass bag limits; Jacks trip limit; Golden tilefish fishing year start

See Public Hearing & Scoping Meeting Archives here.


Click on the quick links below to direct you to information on the public hearing and scoping meetings, including:

Meeting Schedule - Meeting Dates and Locations

Amendment Overview

Meeting Materials - Amendment Documents

Submitting Public Comment


Meeting Schedule - Meeting Dates and Locations for Public Hearings

Snapper Grouper Amendment 37 & Regulatory Amendment 23 Scoping Meetings:

August 10, 2015

6 PM

Scoping Webinar

Click for webinar registration

Snapper Grouper Regulatory Amendment 16 - Public Hearing Meetings:

August 3, 2015

6 PM

Q&A Webinar

Join Council staff to hear a presentation about the amendment and ask questions.

Click for webinar registration

August 11, 2015

4 PM

Public Hearing

Holiday Inn Express
722 Highway 17
Little River, SC  29566

August 12, 2015

4 PM

Public Hearing

Comfort Suites
130 Workshop Lane
Jacksonville, NC  28546

August 17, 2015

4 PM

Public Hearing

Hull's Seafood Market/Restaurant
111 W. Granada Boulevard
Ormond Beach, FL  32174

Snapper Grouper Amendment 36 - Public Hearing Meetings:

August 5, 2015

6 PM

Q&A Webinar

Join Council staff to hear a presentation about the amendment and ask questions.

Click for webinar registration

August 10, 2015

4 to 7 PM

Public Hearing

Hilton Garden Inn
5265 International Boulevard
N. Charleston, SC  29418

August 12, 2015

4 to 7 PM

Public Hearing

Murrells Inlet Community Center
4462 Murrells Inlet Road
Murrells Inlet, SC  29576

August 13, 2015

4 to 7 PM

Public Hearing

N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries - Central District Office
5285 Highway 70 West
Morehead City, NC  28557

August 18, 2015

6 PM

Webinar Hearing

Click for webinar registration

August 24, 2015

4 to 7 PM

Public Hearing

GA Dept of Natural Resources-Coastal Resources Division
Brunswick, GA  31520-8687

August 25, 2015

4 to 7 PM

Public Hearing

Hilton Garden Inn-Daytona Beach
189 Midway Avenue
Daytona Beach, FL  32114

 

Amendment Overview:

Scoping - 

Snapper Grouper Amendment 37 Hogfish - Includes action for modifying the FMU for hogfish (genetic evidence indicates three distinct stocks); revising MSY, MSST, ABC, ACLs, AMs and recreational ACT, as appropriate, for the two stocks in the SAFMC jurisdiction; establish a rebuilding plan for the Florida Keys/East Florida stock, and commercial and recreational management measures for each stock

Snapper Grouper Regulatory 23 - Golden tilefish hook & line, black sea bass, jacks comples - Includes actions to modify the fishing year start date for the commercial golden tilefish hook-and-line sector; modify the recreational bag limit for black sea bass; and establish a commercial trip limit for the Jacks Complex.

Public Hearing - 

Snapper Grouper Regulatory Amendment 16 - Black sea bass pot closure and gear markings - Includes actions to address the prohibition on the use of black sea bass pots and specifies potential new black sea bass pot gear modifications that reduce the required breaking strength for buoy lines and weak links, and changes to aid in gear identification in the event of a whale entanglement.

Snapper Grouper Amendment 36 - Spawning Special Management Zonez (SMZs) - Includes actions to specify a process for identifying spawning sites/aggregations for snapper grouper species, including speckled hind and warsaw grouper, based on the characteristics of sites important for spawning (bottom topography, current systems, etc.); revise the boundary of the Charleston Deep Reef MPA, and includes an action to address transit and anchoring provisions within newly designated Spawning SMZs.


Meeting Materials: Amendment Documents & Presentations

SCOPING:

Snapper Grouper Amendment 37

Scoping Document (revised 8/10)

Presentation (revised 8/10)

Video presentation (video file; link to YouTube)

SCOPING:

Snapper Grouper Regulatory Amendment 23

Scoping Document

Presentation

Video presentation (video file; link to YouTube)

PUBLIC HEARING:

Snapper Grouper Amendment 36

Public Hearing Summary

Amendment Document- Public Hearing version

Appendices:

Presentation (PDF; Download from Dropbox)

Presentation (video file; link to YouTube)

PUBLIC HEARING:

Snapper Grouper Regulatory Amendment 16

Public Hearing Document

Presentation (PDF)  

Presentation (video file; link to YouTube)

Full Amendment Document


Submitting Public Comment

Written comments can be submitted through:

  • E-mail mike.collins@safmc.net (Please reference the name of the amendment you are submitting comments about in the subject line of your e-mail.)
  • Fax - 843. 769.4520
  • Mail - Send written comments to Robert Mahood, Executive Director, SAFMC, 4055 Faber Place Drive, Suite 201, N. Charleston, SC  29405.
  • Deadline for written comments - 
    • Snapper Grouper Amendment 37 - Due by 5 PM on August 17, 2015.
    • Snapper Grouper Regulatory Amendment 23 - Due by 5 PM on August 17, 2015. 
    • Snapper Grouper Regulatory Amendment 16 - Due by 5 PM on August 21, 2015.
    • Snapper Grouper Amendment 36 - Due by 5 PM on August 31, 2015.

Public Hearings and Scoping Meeting Archives