South Atlantic Fishery Management Council

Oct. 2022 SSC Meeting

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

Meeting Agenda & Briefing Materials

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

Public comment will be solicited at the beginning and at the end of the meeting. Those wishing to comment should indicate such in the manner requested by the Chair, who will then recognize individuals to provide comments.

Tuesday, October 25th, 2022

8:30 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.

  1. Introduction
    1. Approval of Revised Agenda (Attachment 1a)
    2. Approval of Transcript from August meeting (Attachment 1b)
  2. Public Comment
  3. Interim Analysis Strategy
    1. Presentation: Dr. Nikolai Klibansky and Dr. Cassidy Peterson, SEFSC (Attachment 3a) also in recent documents
    2. Full report (Attachment 3b)

Lunch 12:00 noon to 1:30 pm

1:30 P.M. – 5:00 P.M.

  1. Snapper Grouper MSE Model
    1. Presentation: Dr. Adrian Hordyk, Blue Matter Science (Attachment 4a)
  2. SEFSC MSE Strategic Plan
    1. Presentation: Dr. Cassidy Peterson and Dr. John Walter, SEFSC (Attachment 5a) also in recent documents

Wednesday, October 26th, 2022

8:30 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.

  1. Spanish Mackerel Revised Operational Assessment Review
    1. Presentation: Dr. Erik Williams, SEFSC (Attachment 6a) also in recent documents
    2. SAFMC Mackerel Cobia Committee Report: (Attachment 6b) also in recent documents
  2. Release Mortality Reduction Framework Amendment 35
    1. Presentation: Dr. Heather Christiansen, FWC (Attachment 7a) also in recent documents
    2. Presentation: SAFMC Staff (Attachment 7b) also in recent documents

Lunch 12:00 noon to 1:30 pm

  1. Red Snapper Recruitment Patterns
    1. Presentation: Dr. Mandy Karnauskas, SEFSC (Attachment 8a) also in recent documents
    2. Karnauskas et al. 2022 Fisheries Oceanography (Attachment 8b)
  2. SEFSC: Minimizing Discards in Snapper Grouper Fishery
    1. Presentation: Dr. Scott Crosson and Dr. Kyle Shertzer, SEFSC (Attachment 9a) also in recent documents
  3. Greater Amberjack Project Update
    1. Presentation: Dr. Mark Albins and Dr. Sean Powers, University of South Alabama (Attachment 10a) posted when available
    2. GAJ Project Narrative (Attachment 10b) also in recent documents
    3. Powers et al TRP Response (Attachment 10c) also in recent documents

Thursday, October 27th, 2022

8:30 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.

  1. SEDAR: Golden Tilefish, Blueline Tilefish, SADL survey
    1. Presentation: Ms. Kathleen Howington, SEDAR Staff
    2. Tilefish TORs option 1 (Attachment 11a)
    3. Tilefish TORs option 2 (Attachment 11b)
  2. National SSC Meeting Summary
    1. Presentation: Dr. Scott Crosson and Dr. Amy Schueller, SEFSC (Attachment 12a)
    2. SCS7 Agenda (Attachment 12b)
  3. SAFE Reports Review
    1. Presentation: Dr. Chip Collier, SAFMC Staff
    2. South Atlantic SAFE reports (Attachment 13a)
  4. Fishery Management Plan Amendment Updates
    1. Presentation: Dr. Mike Schmidtke, SAFMC Staff
    2. Fishery management plan updates (Attachment 14a)
  5. Other Business
  6. Public Comment
  7. Consensus Statement and Recommendations Review
  8. Next Meetings

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SSC Members

Dr. Jeffrey Buckel, Chair
Dr. Frederick Scharf, Vice Chair
Dustin Addis
Dr. Walter Bubley
Dr. Jie Cao
Dr. Scott Crosson
Dr. Chris Dumas
Dr. Jared Flowers
Dr. Eric Johnson
Anne Lange
Dr. Yan Li
Dr. Kai Lorenzen
Dr. Genny Nesslage
Dr. Marcel Reichert
Dr. Amy Schueller
Dr. George Sedberry
Dr. Fred Serchuk
Dr. Alexei Sharov
Dr. Jennifer Sweeney-Tookes