South Atlantic Fishery Management Council

Oct. 2021 SSC Meeting

Location: Via webinar only.

Meeting Agenda & Briefing Materials

Wednesday, October 27, 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

  1. Introductions
    • Approval of Agenda
    • Approval of Minutes from the July 2021 meeting
  2. Public Comment
  3. SEDAR 68: Atlantic Scamp Research Track Assessment Review
    • Presentation: Dr. Francesca Forrestal, SEFSC
    • Actions: Provide feedback on the research track assessment and discuss uncertainties.
    • Public Comment
  4. SEDAR 68: Atlantic Scamp Operational Assessment
    • Presentation: Kathleen Howington, SAFMC staff
    • Actions: Review schedule, produce terms of reference, and appoint/suggest topical
    working group members (if necessary)
    • Public Comment
  5. SEDAR: Upcoming Assessments – S82 Gray Triggerfish
    • Presentation: Kathleen Howington, SAFMC staff
    • Actions: Review schedule and terms of reference, appoint Chairs and ADT members
    • Public Comment
  6. SEDAR: Upcoming Assessments – Tilefish
    • Presentation: SAFMC staff
    • Actions: Review schedule and scope of work
    • Public Comment
  7. SEDAR 71: Gag Grouper Operational Assessment – Review Projections
    • Presentation: Dr. Erik Williams, SEFSC
    • Actions: Review new projections requested by Council, provide a fishing level
    recommendations, and discuss uncertainties.
    • Public Comment
    Thursday, October 28, 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  8. Ecosystem Impacts of High Red Snapper Recruitment
    • Presentation: Lauren Gentry, FWRI
    • Actions: Review Ecopath with Ecosim model to examine ecosystem effects of high red
    snapper recruitment, discuss findings of the workgroup
    • Public Comment
  9. Standard Bycatch Reporting Methodology (SBRM)
    • Presentation: Frank Helies, SERO
    • Actions: Review of Standardized Bycatch Reporting Methodology for the South
    Atlantic and Joint Fishery Management Plans document, provide recommendations
    on how to improve SBRM for the southeast region
    • Public Comment
  10. Catch Level Projections Workgroup
    • Presentation: Dr. Amy Schueller, SSC
    • Actions: Update on workgroup progress to review recruitment projection methods
    • Public Comment
  11. South Atlantic SSC Case Studies for SCS7
    • Presentation: Dr. Genny Nesslage, SSC
    • Actions: Discuss potential South Atlantic fishery case studies for a national meeting.
    • Public Comment
    Friday, October 29, 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
  12. Comprehensive ABC Control Rule Amendment
    • Presentation: Dr. Genny Nesslage, SSC and Dr. Mike Schmidtke, SAFMC staff
    • Actions: Review the Comprehensive ABC Control Rule decision document, risk tolerance
    spreadsheet, and P* example spreadsheet. Formation of new ABC Category 4
    working group
    • Public Comment
  13. Other Business
    • Updates on ongoing FMP amendments
    • Update on SEDAR78: South Atlantic Spanish Mackerel Assessment review
    • Update on SEDAR68: Atlantic Scamp Operational Assessment
  14. Public Comment
  15. Consensus Statement and Recommendations Review
  16. Next Meetings