South Atlantic Fishery Management Council

Oct. 2023 Outreach and Communications AP Meeting

Location: Charleston, SC.

Meeting Agenda & Briefing Materials

The South Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold meetings of its Outreach and Communications AP on October 4th-5th.  

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

Wednesday, October 4, 2023

9:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.

  • Approval of Agenda
  • October 2022 Meeting Minutes
  • Public Comment
  • Welcome and Introductions
  1. AP Members Share
    1. Florida’s Coral Reef Resilience Program Communications & Outreach Team (Attachment 1a)
    1. Descending Device Outreach Coordination Team Update (Attachment 1b)
    2. US Coast Guard TRACEN Outreach and Communications (Attachment 1c)
  2. Best Fishing Practices (BFP) Update
    1. Sea Grant BFP Reef Fish Extension Update (Attachment 2a)
    2. BFP Updates (Attachment 2b)
    3. ‘What It Means to Me’ Proposal (Attachment 2c)
  3. Citizen Science Program (Attachment 3)
    • Citizen Science Program Update
    • FISHstory Photo Scanning Update
    • SAFMC Release Project – Participant Recognition Program
  4. Habitat Blueprint (Attachment 4)
    • Outreach and communication needs
  5. Mackerel Port Meetings (Attachment 5)
    • Overview of plans for 2024 Port Meetings

Thursday, October 5, 2023

9:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M.

  • Recap from Day One
  1. Education Component for Snapper Grouper Amendment 46 (Private Recreational Permitting and Education Component) (Attachment 6)
    • Overview of Amendment 46 and education component
  2. Digital Communications Update (Attachment 7)
    1. Update on website, social media (analytics and developments)
    2. Review of recent developments and communication needs
  • Other Business
  • Public Comment
  • Adjourn
Got Historic Fishing Photos? Click here for more info!

Share them with the FISHstory project! Come to our scanning event at the OC 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

Outreach and Communications Advisory Panel Members
Scott Baker Jr., ChairN.C. Sea Grant
Shelly Krueger, Vice ChairFlorida Sea Grant
Tina BergerASMFC
LT Andrew LoefflerU.S. Coast Guard
Steve DoughertyMedia
Bryan FluechGA Sea Grant
Jocelyn JulianoSC Sea Grant
BeBe Dalton HarrisonAt-Large
Tyler JonesGA DNR 
 Katie LatanichAt-Large
 Diana MartinoAt-Large 
Sean MeehanNOAA Fisheries 
Emily MuehlsteinGulf of Mexico Fishery Mgmt. Council
Nicole NicholsFWC
George PataneRecreational
Matt PerkinsonSC DNR
Mark PhelpsCharter
 Mary SaboMid-Atlantic Fishery Mgmt. Council
Cinthia SandovalCommercial
Patricia SmithNC DENR
Robert Todd At-Large