South Atlantic Fishery Management Council

April 2023 Snapper Grouper AP Meeting

Time: to
Location: Hilton Garden Inn Charleston Airport, 5265 International Blvd., N. Charleston, SC 29418

Meeting Agenda & Briefing Materials

Except for advertised public hearings and public comment sessions, the timing of agenda items may change.

Public comment will be solicited at the beginning and at the end of the meeting. Those wishing to comment should indicate such in the manner requested by the Chair, who will then recognize individuals to provide comments.

Tuesday, April 25, 2023

1:00 P.M. – 5:00 P.M.

Approval of Meeting Agenda (revised)

Approval of October 2022 AP Transcript

  1. Committee Vice Chair Remarks
    1. Snapper Grouper Vice Chair Presentation; Attachment 1a; also in recent docs)
    2. December 2022 and March 2023 Snapper Grouper Committee Final Reports (Attachment 1b; also in recent docs)
  2. Updates
    1. Recent regulations and status of amendments (Attachment 2a)
      • Amendment 50 – Red Porgy
      • Amendment 49 – Greater Amberjack
      • Amendment 51 – Snowy Grouper
      • Amendment 52 – Golden Tilefish and Blueline Tilefish
      • Amendment 53 – Gag and Black Grouper
      • Regulatory Amendment 35 – Red Snapper and Release Mortality
    2. Citizen Science (Attachment 2b)
    3. Southeast Reef Fish Survey (SERFS) 2022 Trends Report (Attachment 2c)
  3. AP Updates to the Red Grouper Fishery Performance Report (Attachment 3)
    1. Fishery Overview (updated ahead of the meeting)

Wednesday, April 26, 2023

8:30 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.

  1. SG Amendment 44/ RF Amendment 55 (Yellowtail Snapper) (Attachment 4)
  2. Scamp and Yellowmouth Grouper (Attachment 5)
    1. Fishery Overview

LUNCH 12:00 P.M. – 1:30 P.M.

1:30 A.M. – 5:00 P.M.

  1. Amendment 48 (Wreckfish) (Attachment 6)
  2. Snapper Grouper Management Strategy Evaluation Input (Attachment 7; also in recent docs)

A scoping meeting to gather public input for the Snapper Grouper Management Strategy Evaluation will be held beginning at 6:00 P.M. on Wednesday, April 26, in the same room and via the same webinar registration as the Snapper Grouper AP Meeting. (See link above)

Thursday, April 27, 2023

8:30 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.

  1. Amendment 46 (Recreational Permitting) (Attachment 8)
  2. AP Feedback on Impacts of Space Center Operations on Fishing Activities off Florida
  3. Research Recommendations for the Snapper Grouper Fishery (Attachment 9)
  4. Other Updates
    1. SEDAR
    2. Best Fishing Practices Outreach and Reef Fish Fellowship

Recent Documents

Staff Contact

SG Advisory Panel Members
Robert Lorenz, ChairNCRecreational
James Paskiewicz, Vice ChairFLCommercial
Scott AmickGACharter
Vincent BonuraFLCommercial
Richen “Dick” BrameNCNGO
Randal BeardsleyFLRecreational
Tony ConstantSCCharter/Recreational
Jack Cox Jr.NCCommercial
Andrew FishFLCommercial
Robert FreemanNCCharter
Richard GomezFLCharter
James Hull Jr.FLCommercial/Dealer/Retail
Chris KimreyNCCharter
Selby LewisNCCommercial
Andrew MahoneySCCommercial
Randy McKinleyNCCommercial
Thomas MeeksGARecreational
Chris MilitelloFLRecreational
Harry MoralesSCRecreational
David MossFLRecreational
Paul NelsonFLCommercial/Charter
Andy PilandNCCharter
Cameron SebastianSCCharter/Commercial
Dave SnyderGAConsumer Representative
Dr. Todd KellisonSCNOAA – Beaufort Lab