South Atlantic Fishery Management Council

March 2024 Snapper Grouper AP Meeting

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

Meeting Agenda & Briefing Materials

The South Atlantic Fishery Management Council will hold meetings of its Snapper Grouper Advisory Panel from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m. on March 26th, from 8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. on March 27th, and from 8:30 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. on March 28th.

Tuesday, March 26, 2024

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

  1. Committee Chair Remarks
    1. Snapper Grouper Chair Presentation (Attachment 1a; also in Recent Documents)
    2. December 2023 and March 2024 Snapper Grouper Committee Final Reports (Attachment 1b)
  2. Council Discussion Updates
    1. Update on recent regulation changes and status of amendments (Attachment 2a; also in Recent Documents)
    2. Florida FWC Red Snapper Discard Research Project Presentation (Attachment 2b)
  3. Florida Hogfish Fishery Performance Report
  4. Vessel Limits for Head Boats (Attachment 4)

Wednesday, March 27, 2024

8:30 A.M. – 5:00 P.M.

  1. Gag and Black Grouper Recreational Vessel Limits and Black Sea Bass On-Demand Pots: SG Regulatory Amendment 36 (Attachment 5)
  2. Snapper Grouper Management Strategy Evaluation Update and Input (Attachment 6)
  3. Scamp/Yellowmouth Grouper: SG Amendment 55 (Attachment 7)
  4. Recreational Seasons for Deep Water Snapper Grouper Species (Attachment 8)

Election of AP Chair and Vice Chair

Thursday, March 28, 2024

8:30 A.M. – Noon

  1. Black Sea Bass Stock Assessment Response: SG Amendment 56 (Attachment 9; also in Recent Documents)
  2. Other Updates: 
    1. Best Fishing Practices Presentation (Attachment 10a)
    2. Best Fishing Practices Master Volunteer Program Overview (Attachment 10b)
    3. Citizen Science Program Update Presentation (Attachment 10c)
  • Other Business
  • Public Comment
  • Adjourn
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