South Atlantic Fishery Management Council

April 2024 SSC Meeting

Time: to
Location: Crowne Plaza 4831 Tanger Outlet Blvd. North Charleston, SC 29418

Meeting Agenda & Briefing Materials

The South Atlantic Fishery Management Council will hold meetings of its Scientific and Statistical Committee from 1:30 p.m. until 5 p.m. on April 16th, from 8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. on April 17th, and from 8:30 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. on April 18th.

Tuesday, April 16, 2024

1:30 P.M. to 5:00 P.M.

  1. Introductions
    1. Approval of agenda (Attachment 1a)
    2. February 2024 meeting minutes (Attachment 1b)
  2. Public Comment
  3. SEFSC Minimizing Red Snapper Discards Publication
    1. Shertzer Crosson et al. 2024 Red Snapper Discards Publication (Attachment 3a)
    2. SEFSC Red Snapper Discards Presentation (Attachment 3b; also in recent docs)
  4. SEFSC Low Recruitment Workgroup Update (Attachment 4; also in recent docs)

Wednesday, April 17, 2024

8:30 A.M. – 5:00 P.M.

  1. Florida State Reef Fish Survey
    1. Introduction to Florida SRFS Presentation (Attachment 5a)
    2. Florida SRFS Presentation (Attachment 5b)
  2. Evaluation of Commercial Discard Logbook Data
    1. Discard Logbook Reliability Update from SEFSC (Attachment 6a; also in recent docs)
    2. Reliability of the Discard Logbook for Use in Commercial Discard Estimates (Attachment 6b; also in recent docs)
  3. SEFSC Precision Threshold Workgroup (Attachment 7)
  4. SERFS 2023 Trends Report (Attachment 8)
  5. SEDAR: Red Snapper Benchmark Terms of Reference (Attachment 9)
  6. SEDAR: Review Scope of Work for Black Sea Bass (Attachment 10; also in recent docs)

Thursday, April 18, 2024

8:30 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.

  1. South Atlantic Red Snapper Research Project Update (Attachment 11; also in recent docs)
  2. SEP Meeting Summary (Attachment 12; will be available in recent docs)
  3. SCS8 Meeting Update (Attachment 13)
  • Other Business
  • Elections
  • Public Comment
  • Consensus Statement and Recommendations Review
  • Next Meetings

Recent Documents

SSC Members
Dr. Jeffrey Buckel, Chair
Dr. Frederick Scharf, Vice Chair
Dustin Addis
Dr. Walter Bubley
Dr. Jie Cao
Dr. Chris Dumas
Dr. Jared Flowers
James Gartland
Dr. Kai Lorenzen
Anne Markwith
Dr. Genny Nesslage
Dr. Marcel Reichert
Dr. Amy Schueller
Dr. Fred Serchuk
Dr. Alexei Sharov
Dr. Jennifer Sweeney-Tookes
Dr. Steve Turner
Jason Walsh
Christina Package-Ward

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