South Atlantic Fishery Management Council

April 2023 Socio-Economic Panel Meeting

Location: Town & Country Inn 2008 Savannah Highway Charleston, SC 29407

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.

1:00 pm Monday, April 17 – 12:00 pm Tuesday, April 18, 2023

  1. Introductions
    1. Review and approve agenda (Attachment 1a)
    2. Approve the April 2022 Transcript (Attachment 1b)
  2. Recent and developing South Atlantic Fishery Management Council Amendments (Attachment 2)
  3. Citizen Science Program update
    1. Citizen Science Program update presentation (Attachment 3a)
    2. Citizen Science Evaluation Proposal (Attachment 3b)
    3. Citizen Science Evaluation Proposal presentation (Attachment 3c)
  4. The COVID-19 Pandemic and South Atlantic Fisheries
    1. Marine Fisheries and the COVID-19 Pandemic presentation (Attachment 4a; also in recent docs)
    2. Marine Fisheries and the COVID-19 Pandemic report (Attachment 4b)
  5. Using Portfolio Theory to Improve the Management of Living Marine Resources
    1. Portfolio Analyses of South Atlantic Fisheries (Attachment 5a)
    2. Presentation on Portfolio Analyses of South Atlantic Fisheries (Attachment 5b; also in recent docs)
  6. Feedback on SAFMC Research Recommendations (Attachment 6)
  7. Mackerel Port Meeting recommendations (Attachment 7)
  8. Socio-economic components of the SAFMC Snapper Grouper Management Strategy Evaluation (Attachment 8)
  9. SEFSC research on recreational discards of red snapper and other snapper grouper species (Attachment 9)
  10. Discussion on the status of and potential improvements to economic analysis of recreational fisheries (Attachment 10; also in recent docs)

Recent Documents

Staff Contacts

Socio-Economic Panel Members
Dr. Scott Crosson, Chair
Dr. Jennifer Sweeney Tookes, Vice Chair
Dr. Brian Cheuvront
Dr. Chelsey Crandall
David Dietz
Dr. Chris Dumas
Dr. Kevin Hunt
Dr. Jason Murray
Dr. Andrew Ropicki
Adam Stemle
Dr. John Whitehead