South Atlantic Fishery Management Council

April 2024 Habitat and Ecosystem AP Meeting

Location: Crown Plaza 4831 Tanger Outlet Blvd North Charleston, SC 29418

Meeting Agenda & Briefing Materials

The Council will hold a meeting of the Habitat and Ecosystem Advisory Panel on April 22, 2024 from 1-5 p.m.; April 23, 2024 from 9 a.m.- 5 p.m.; and April 24, 2024 from 9 a.m.- 1 p.m.

Monday, April 22, 2024

1:00 P.M. to 5:00 P.M.

  1. Essential Fish Habitat (EFH) 5-Year Review (Attachment 1)
  2. EFH Policy Statement on Energy
    1. EFH Policy Statement on Energy (Attachment 2a)
    2. Summary of Updates to the Energy Policy Presentation (Attachment 2b)
  3. Long term Impacts of wind farms and windfarm removal
    • Windfarm Impacts and Decommissioning Presentation (Attachment 3a)
    • Current South Atlantic Decommissioning Procedures Presentation (Attachment 3b)

Tuesday, April 23, 2024

9:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M.

  1. NOAA Fisheries HCD EFH Consultation- Annual Summary (Attachment 4)
  2. Annual Activities Report
    1. Annual Activities Report Presentation (Attachment 5a)
    2. Annual Activities Report Draft (Attachment 5b)
  3. Revisions to the Alterations to Riverine, Estuarine and Nearshore Flows Policy to address threats to the Indian River Lagoon
    1. Indian River Lagoon History and Concerns Presentation (Attachment 6a)
    2. Riverine, Estuarine and Nearshore Flows Policy (Attachment 6b)
  4. Sackett vs EPA impacts on wetlands

Wednesday, April 24, 2024

9:00 A.M. – 1:00 P.M.

  1. Coral 10 Update (Attachment 8)
  2. Citizen Science Update (Attachment 9)
  3. SAFMC Habitat Blueprint
    1. Habitat Blueprint Update Presentation (Attachment 10a)
    2. Habitat and Ecosystem AP Workplan (Attachment 10b)
  • Other Business
  • Public Comment
  • Adjourn

Advisory Panel Members
Matthew KenworthyFLFlorida Sub-Panel
Steve MillerFLFlorida Sub-Panel
David WebbFLFlorida Sub-Panel
Sam YoungFLFlorida Sub-Panel
Paul MeddersGAGeorgia Sub-Panel, Chair
Thomas JonesGAGeorgia Sub-Panel
Stephen MorrisonGAGeorgia Sub-Panel
 Anne DeatonNCNorth Carolina Sub-Panel, Chair
Greg BodnarNCNorth Carolina Sub-Panel
Casey KnightNCNorth Carolina Sub-Panel
Dr. Brendan Runde NCNorth Carolina Sub-Panel
Stacie CroweSCSouth Carolina Sub-Panel, Chair
Paula KennerSCSouth Carolina Sub-Panel
Benjamin ThepautSCSouth Carolina Sub-Panel
David WhitikerSCSouth Carolina Sub-Panel
David WhitakerSCSouth Carolina Sub-Panel
Walter BoltinNon Subpanel 
Laura BuschVANon-Subpanel 
Dr. Laurent CherubinFLNon-Subpanel 
Brian HookerVANon-Subpanel  
Dr. Matt JohnsonFLNon-Subpanel 
Simen KaalstadVANon-Subpanel 
Scott KatheyGANon-Subpanel 
Dr. Wilson LaneyNCNon-Subpanel 
Rua MordecaiNCNon-Subpanel 
Kevin SpanikSCNon-Subpanel 
Jordan WolfeSCNon-Subpanel 

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