South Atlantic Fishery Management Council

Nov. 2023 Mackerel Cobia AP Meeting

Location: Charleston, SC.

Meeting Agenda & Briefing Materials

The South Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold meetings of its Mackerel Cobia AP on November 7th-8th.  

Meeting information, including agendas, webinar registration, and briefing book materials are posted as they become available.

Tuesday, November 7, 2023

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

  1. Update on recently submitted amendments
    1. Active Amendments Document (Attachment 1a)
    2. Mackerel Cobia Committee Report – June ’23 (Attachment 1b)
    3. Mackerel Cobia Committee Report – September ’23 (Attachment 1c)
  2. Citizen Science Update (Attachment 2)
  3. ‘What It Means to Me’ Outreach Project
    1. What It Means to Me Project Presentation (Attachment 3a)
    2. What It Means to Me Project Proposal (Attachment 3b)
  4. Framework Amendment 13: Atlantic Spanish Mackerel Catch Levels (Attachment 4)
  5. Mackerel Port Meetings Planning Update
    1. Mackerel Port Meetings Presentation (Attachment 5a)
    2. Mackerel Port Meetings Summary Document (Attachment 5b)

Wednesday, November 8, 2023

9:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M.

  1. Offshore Wind Activities in the Southeast Region (Attachment 6)
  2. King and Spanish Mackerel Fishing Tournaments (Attachment 7)
  3. Atlantic King Mackerel Fishery Performance Report (Attachment 8)

Public Comment


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Share them with the FISHstory project! Come to our scanning event at the Mackerel Cobia AP meeting. We’ll scan and return hard copy photos, gather background information, and share digital copies back with photo providers. Contact or check out this flyer for more information.

Staff Contact

Advisory Panel Members
Ira Laks, ChairFL
Tony BeneventoFL
Kevin AmanNC
Keith BowenFL
Stephen Donalson FL
Steve EnglishFL
Charles GriffinSC
Rusty HudsonFL
William JonesNC
Aaron KellyNC
Charles LockeNC
John MalletteNC
Thomas NewmanNC
Edward “Butch” OlsenFL
William PalmerFL
Brad PhillipsNC
Charles ProudfootGA
Chris LudfordVA
Benjamin ShepherdVA