South Atlantic Fishery Management Council

June 2024 Council Meeting

Date:
Time:
Location: The Shores Resort & Spa 2637 South Atlantic Avenue Daytona Beach Shores, FL 32118

Meeting Agenda & Briefing Materials

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

Committee Reports

The public comment session (Wednesday, June 12th, 2024, 4 p.m.), will allow for in-person and remote (via webinar) verbal public comment. Individuals intending to provide comments remotely are asked to sign up HERE. Those intending to provide verbal public comment in person will be asked to sign in at the meeting.

Written Comments:

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Written comments submitted by mail/fax received by close of business the Monday before the meeting (June 3rd, 2024) will be compiled, posted to the website as part of the meeting materials, and included in the administrative record.

Monday, June 10th, 2024

Council Session I/Belcher 10:00 am – 12:00 pm (Closed Session)

During this closed session, The Council will receive a litigation brief and discuss appointments to advisory bodies.

Lunch 12:00 noon to 1:30 pm

Council Session I/Belcher 1:30 pm – 5:00 pm

  1. Reports
    1. Attachment 1a: NOAA OLE Report (also in Recent Documents)
    2. Attachment 1b: NOAA OLE Presentation (will be available in Recent Documents)
    3. Attachment 1c: Gulf Council Liaison Report
    4. Attachment 1d: Biscayne National Park Update
  2. Best Fishing Practices and Citizen Science Update
    1. Attachment 2a: BFP & SAFMC Outreach Progress Report Presentation
    2. Attachment 2b: Citizen Science Program Update
    3. Attachment 2c: 2023 Citizen Science Program Annual Report
  3. For Hire Limited Entry Amendment
    1. Attachment 3a: For Hire Limited Entry Control Date Comments
    2. Attachment 3b: For Hire Limited Entry Decision Document
  4. Southeast For-Hire Integrated Electronic Reporting (SEFHIER) Program Improvement
    1. Attachment 4a: ACCSP Presentation (also in Recent Documents)
    2. Attachment 4b: SEFHIER Improvement Decision Document
    3. Attachment 4c: SEFSC SERO Letter to Council (also in Recent Documents)
  5. Dolphin Management Strategy Evaluation Update

Tuesday, June 11th, 2024

Shrimp Committee/Thompson 8:30 am – 10:30 am

  1. Advisory Panel Report
  2. Updates to the Giant Manta Ray and Smalltooth Sawfish Section 7 Consultation
  3. Overview of Shrimp FMP and Current Regulations
  4. Shrimp Futures
  5. Shrimp FMP SAFE Report

Habitat and Ecosystem Committee/Murphey 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

  1. Advisory Panel Report
    1. Attachment 1a: AP Report
    2. Attachment 1b: AP Report Presentation
  2. Annual Habitat Report
  3. Coral Management
    1. Attachment 3a: Coral 10 Update
    2. Attachment 3b: Deepwater Coral HAPC Expansion
  4. Workplan

Lunch 12:00 noon to 1:30 pm

Snapper Grouper Committee/McCawley 1:30 pm – 5:00 pm

  1. Red Snapper Management
    1. Attachment 1a: Red Snapper Recreational Landings
    2. Attachment 1b: Red Snapper Management Study Presentation
    3. Attachment 1c: Prioritized List of Management Strategies for Snapper Grouper
  2. Wreckfish (Amendment 48)
    1. Attachment 2a: Amendment 48 Decision Document (also in Recent Documents)
    2. Attachment 2b: Draft Amendment 48 (also in Recent Documents)
    3. Attachment 2c: Amendment 48 Codified Text (also in Recent Documents)

Wednesday, June 12th, 2024

Snapper Grouper Committee/McCawley 8:30 am – 12:00 noon

  1. Gag and Black Grouper Vessel Limit and On-Demand Gear for Black Sea Bass (Regulatory Amendment 36)
    1. Attachment 3a: Regulatory Amendment 36 Decision Document
    2. Attachment 3b: Draft Regulatory Amendment 36
  2. Black Sea Bass (Amendment 56)
    1. Attachment 4: Amendment 56 Decision Document (also in Recent Documents)

Lunch 12:00 noon to 1:30 pm

Snapper Grouper Committee/McCawley 1:30 pm – 3:45 pm

  1. Scamp/Yellowmouth Grouper (Amendment 55)
    1. Attachment 5a: Amendment 55 Decision Document (also in Recent Documents)
    2. Attachment 5b: Draft Amendment 55 (also in Recent Documents)
    3. Attachment 5c: Amendment 55 Decision Tool (also in Recent Documents)

Public comments 4:00 pm

Public comment will be accepted from individuals attending the meeting (in-person and remotely) regarding any of the items on the Council agenda. The Council Chair, based on the number of individuals wishing to comment, will determine the amount of time provided to each commenter. Those intending to provide verbal public comment via webinar can sign up HERE.

Public hearing and final approval:

Approval for public hearings:

Approval for scoping:

Thursday, June 13th, 2024

Snapper Grouper Committee/McCawley 8:30 am – 12:00 noon

  1. Private Recreational Permit and Education Requirement (Amendment 46)
    1. Attachment 6a: Amendment 46 Decision Document
    2. Attachment 6b: Draft Amendment 46
  2. Commercial Fishery Discussion
  3. Update on research in Spawning Special Management Zones
  4. AP Recommendations on Topics Not on Agenda

Lunch 12:00 noon to 1:30 pm

COUNCIL SESSION II/Belcher 1:30 pm – 5:00 pm

  1. Staff Report
  2. Updates:
    1. Attachment 2a: Stakeholder engagement meetings
    2. Attachment 2b: Mackerel port meetings
  3. Council Coordination Committee Report
  4. Offshore Wind Presentations
    1. Attachment 4a: SI Offshore Wind Presentation (also in Recent Documents)
    2. Attachment 4b: Responsible Offshore Science Alliance Presentation (also in Recent Documents)
  5. Topics for Fall 2024 Outreach and Communications AP meeting
  6. Terms of reference for SEDAR 90 (Red Snapper) and Statement of Work for Black Sea Bass
    1. Attachment 6a: TOR SEDAR 90
    2. Attachment 6b: TOR SOW for Black Sea Bass
  7. Agency reports
    1. Attachment 7a: Disaster Relief Presentation (also in Recent Documents)
    2. Attachment 7b: Protected Resources Report (also in Recent Documents)
    3. Attachment 7c: Headboat Program Report
    4. Attachment 7d: Headboat Program Report Presentation
    5. Attachment 7e: HMS Gear Considerations Presentation

Friday, June 14th, 2024

COUNCIL SESSION II/Belcher 9:00 am – 12:00 noon

Committee Reports

  1. Council Workplan
  2. Upcoming Meetings

Other business

Adjourn

The Shores, Daytona Beach, Florida

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