South Atlantic Fishery Management Council

Oct. 2023 Snapper Grouper AP Meeting

Location: Charleston, SC.

Meeting Agenda & Briefing Materials

The South Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold meetings of its Snapper Grouper AP on October 10th-12th.  

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

Tuesday, October 10, 2023

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

  1. Committee Chair Remarks
    1. Snapper Grouper Chair Presentation (Attachment 1a; also available in Recent Documents)
    2. June 2023 and September 2023 Snapper Grouper Committee Final Reports (Attachment 1b)
  2. Updates
    1. Marine Recreational Information Program (MRIP) Fishing Effort Survey (FES) Pilot Study Informative Resources and Upcoming Presentations (MRIP FES Pilot Study Resources)
    2. Recent Regulations and Status of Amendments (Attachment 2a)
      • Amendment 44 – Yellowtail Snapper
      • Amendment 48 – Wreckfish
      • Regulatory Amendment 36 – Gag, Black Grouper, and Black Sea Bass
      • Amendment 56 – Black Sea Bass
      • Amendment 49 – Greater Amberjack
      • Amendment 51 – Snowy Grouper
      • Amendment 52 – Golden Tilefish and Blueline Tilefish
      • Amendment 53 – Gag and Black Grouper
      • Regulatory Amendment 35 – Red Snapper and Release Mortality
      • Amendment 54 – Joint Comprehensive Commercial Electronic Logbook Amendment
    3. Best Fishing Practices Outreach (Attachment 2b and Attachment 2c)
  3. Private Recreational Permitting and Education Requirement (SG Amendment 46) (Attachment 3)
  4. Scamp/Yellowmouth Grouper (SG Amendment 55) (Attachment 4)

Wednesday, October 11, 2023

8:30 A.M. – 5:00 P.M.

  1. Snapper Grouper Management Strategy Evaluation Update and Input (Attachment 5; also available in Recent Documents)
  2. AP Updates to the Golden Tilefish and Blueline Tilefish Fishery Performance Reports (Attachment 6)

Thursday, October 12, 2023

8:30 A.M. – Noon

  1. Offshore Wind Activities in the Southeast Region Presentation (Attachment 7; also available in Recent Documents)
  2. Discussion of Limited Entry into the For-Hire Component of the Snapper Grouper Fishery (Attachment 8)
  3. Other Updates:
    • SEDAR – Chip Collier
    • Citizen Science – Julia Byrd (Attachment 9)
  • Other Business
  • Public Comment
  • Adjourn
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