South Atlantic Fishery Management Council

April 2022 SSC Meeting

Date:
Time:
Location: Town and Country Inn 2008 Savannah Highway Charleston, SC 29407

Schedule at a Glance

Except for advertised (scheduled) public hearings and public comment sessions, the times indicated on the agenda may be adjusted as necessary to accommodate the completion of agenda items. Interested parties should be aware that meetings may start earlier or later than indicated.

Tuesday, April 26th
1:30 pm – 5:00 pm

  1. Introductions (0.25 hrs)
    • Approval of Revised Agenda
    • Approval of Minutes from February meeting
  2. Public Comment
  3. Catch Level Projections Workgroup (2.5 hrs)
    • Presentation: Dr. Amy Schueller, SEFSC
    • Public Comment
    • Actions: Review, discuss, and provide feedback on the final report from the SSC
    Workgroup findings on recruitment assumptions and forecasting used in catch
    level projections. Adopt workgroup recommendations (possibly with modification)
    as best practices for the SSC.
  4. Goliath Grouper ABC review plan (1 hr)
    • Presentation: Dr. Judd Curtis, SAFMC Staff
    • Public Comment
    • Actions: Provide the SSC with an overview of the approach to reconsider the
    current ABC=0 for Goliath Grouper in the South Atlantic.

Wednesday, April 27th
8:00 am – 12:00 pm

  1. Interim Analysis Strategy (Postponed)
    • Presentation: Dr. Nikolai Klibansky and Dr. Cassidy Peterson, SEFSC
    • Public Comment
    • Actions: Review, discuss, and provide feedback on the interim analysis strategy
    developed by the SEFSC.
  2. Release Mortality Reduction Framework (2.0 hrs)
    • Presentation: Dr. Mike Schmidtke, SAFMC Staff
    • Public Comment
    • Actions: Discuss and provide feedback on potential quantitative actions to reduce
    release mortality that could be considered in revising ABCs for red snapper and
    other snapper-grouper species.
  3. South Atlantic Red Snapper Count Overview (1.0 hr)
    • Presentation: Dr. Will Patterson, University of Florida
    • Public Comment
    • Actions: Present methods for the South Atlantic Red Snapper Population
    Estimation project to the SSC for discussion and feedback

1:30 pm – 5:00 pm

  1. SEFSC 2021 Deepwater Longline Survey Results (0.5 hrs)
    • Presentation: Dr. Todd Kellison, SEFSC
    • Public Comment
    • Actions: Observe and provide feedback on the updated indices from the 2021
    SEFSC deep-water longline survey
  2. Blueline Tilefish Operational Assessment Terms of Reference (0.5 hrs)
    • Presentation: Kathleen Howington, SEDAR Staff
    • Public Comment
    • Actions: Review and provide comments on the draft SEDAR Operational
    Assessment for Blueline Tilefish Terms of Reference
  3. Scopes of Work for 2025 Operational Assessments (1.0 hrs)
    • Presentation: Dr. Chip Collier, SAFMC Staff
    • Public Comment
    • Actions: Review and provide comments on the scopes of work for upcoming
    Operational Assessments in 2025.

11. SEP Meeting Summary (0.5 hrs)
• Presentation: Dr. Scott Crosson, SEP Chair
• Public Comment
• Actions: Provide the SSC with a summary of the discussions of select topics from
the SEP meeting.

Thursday, April 28th
8:00 am – 12:00 pm

  1. Southeast Reef Fish Survey (SERFS) Update (0.5 hrs)
    • Presentation: Dr. Tracey Smart, SCDNR
    • Public Comment
    • Actions: Provide feedback on the updated indices from the SERFS fisheryindependent survey.
  2. Fishery Management Plan Amendment Update (0.25 hrs)
    • Presentation: Myra Brouwer and Dr. Judd Curtis, SAFMC Staff
    • Public Comment
    • Actions: Provide an update of the active fishery management plan amendments.
  3. Other Business (0.5 hrs)
    • SEDAR78: Spanish Mackerel Operational Assessment review schedule
    • Yellowtail Snapper interim analysis review schedule
    • SEDAR79: Mutton Snapper benchmark assessment schedule update
    • EwE Operating Model and MSE Update
    • National SSC meeting participation
  4. Public Comment
  5. Consensus Statement and Recommendations Review
  6. Elections
  7. Next Meetings

Public comments


Transcript


SSC Members

Dr. Genny Nesslage
Dr. Jeffrey Buckel
Dustin Addis
Dr. Walter Bubley
Dr. Jie Cao
Dr. Scott Crosson
Dr. Chris Dumas
Dr. Jared Flowers
Dr. Eric Johnson
Anne Lange
Dr. Wilson Laney
Dr. Yan Li
Dr. Kai Lorenzen
Dr. Frederick Scharf
Dr. Amy Schueller
Dr. George Sedberry
Dr. Fred Serchuk
Dr. Alexei Sharov
Dr. Jennifer Sweeney-Tookes