South Atlantic Fishery Management Council

Nov. 2023 System Management Plan Workgroup Meeting

Time: to
Location: Via webinar only.

Meeting Agenda & Briefing Materials

The South Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council) is holding a meeting of its System Management Plan Workgroup on November 15th.  

Wednesday, November 15, 2023

9:00 A.M. – 3:00 P.M.

Agenda Approval

  1. Spawning Special Management Zones (SSMZ) Review
    1. Snapper Grouper Amendment 36 (Attachment 1a)
    2. Snapper Grouper Amendment 36 System Management Plan (Attachment 1b)
  2. Data Collection and Findings in SSMZ
    • Presentation on Data and Findings in Spawning Special Management Zones (Attachment 2; also in recent docs)
  3. Larval Dispersal Models
    • Presentation on Larval Dispersal Models (Attachment 3; also in recent docs)
  4. Evaluation Tools for the SSMZs
    1. SSMZ 2023 Evaluation METT4 (Attachment 4a)
    2. Potential Metrics included in Snapper Grouper Amendment 36 System Management Plan with Scoring (Attachment 4b)
  5. Next Steps
  6. Election of Co-Chair

Public Comment


Recent Documents

Staff Contact

System Management Plan Workgroup Members
Dr. Alejandro AcostaFLFWC
Cameron BrintonGAGA DNR
Dr. Sandra BrookeFLCoral Specialist
Jill Christoferson FLFWC
Dr. Lora ClarkeSCNGO
Michael DixonFLRecreational
Dr. Nick FarmerFLNMFS
Dr. David GilliamFLCoral Specialist
Dr. Pat HarrisNCEcologist/Biologist
Morgan HartSCSC DNR
Stacey HarterFLNMFS SMP Contact
Rusty HudsonFLCommercial
Bob MartoreSCSC DNR
Dr. Clinton MoranSCRecreational 
Dr. Roldan MunozSCNMFS
Jot OwensNCRecreational
Herbert PayneGARecreational
Captain Scott PearceFLFWC
McLean SewardNCNC DNR
Dr. Chris TaylorNCNMFS
Lt. Michael Paul ThomasSCSC DNR
Major Jason WalkerNCNC DEQ
Dr. Brian WalkerFLEcologist/Biologist
Jason WhiteNCAcoustics/Mapping Specialist