South Atlantic Fishery Management Council

Oct. 2023 SSC Meeting

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Location: Charleston, SC.

Meeting Agenda & Briefing Materials 

The South Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold meetings of its Scientific and Statistical Committee on October 24th-26th. 

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 24th

8:30 A.M. – 5:00 P.M.

  1. Introductions
    1. SSC October 2023 Revised Agenda (Attachment 1a)
    2. Transcript from the September 2023 meeting (Attachment 1b)
  2. Public Comment
  3. Review of MRIP-FES Pilot Studies
    1. Presentation on Pilot Survey Results (Attachment 3a; also in recent docs)
    2. Evaluating Measurement Error in the MRIP Fishing Effort Survey (Attachment 3b)
  4. SEDAR 76: Black Sea Bass Operational Assessment
    1. SEDAR 76: Black Sea Bass Presentation (Attachment 4a; also in recent docs)
    2. SEDAR 76: Black Sea Bass Report (Attachment 4b; also in recent docs)
    3. Black Sea Bass Workgroup Report (Attachment 4c; also in recent docs)
  5. Modeling Discards and ABC determinations
    1. Modeling Discards and ABC Determinations Presentation (Attachment 5a)
    2. Bohaboy et al. 2022 Publication (Attachment 5b)

Wednesday, October 25th

8:30 A.M. – 5:00 P.M.

  1. Vermilion Snapper Interim Analysis
    1. Vermilion Snapper Presentation (Attachment 6a; also in recent docs)
    2. Vermilion Snapper Interim Analysis Report (Attachment 6b; also in recent docs)
    3. Excerpt from SSC Oct 2022 Report (Attachment 6c; also in recent docs)
  2. BSIA National Standard 2 Regional Framework
    1. BSIA National Standard 2 Regional Framework (Attachment 7a)
    2. MSA-NS2-50-CFR-600.315 (Attachment 7b)
  3. Snapper Grouper Management Strategy Evaluation (MSE) (POSTPONED)
  4. South Atlantic Deepwater Longline Survey (SADL) Review
    1. SADL Survey Overview Presentation (Attachment 9a; also in recent docs)
    2. SSC-SADL Workgroup Final Report (Attachment 9b)
  5. SEDAR 94: Florida Hogfish Terms of Reference and Participants
    1. Florida Hogfish Terms of Reference (Attachment 10a)
  6. Yellowtail Snapper OFL and ABC Considerations
    1. Council Memo to Reconsider Yellowtail Snapper OFL and ABC (Attachment 11a)

Thursday, October 26th

8:30 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.

  1. Climate Change Scenario Planning Review
    1. Potential Action Items from CCSP (Attachment 12a)
    2. Climate Change Scenario Planning Summit Report (Attachment 12b)
  2. SCS8 Meeting Topics
    1. Proposal for the SCS8 Theme Topic (Attachment 13a)
    2. SCS8 Presentation to the CCC (Attachment 13b; also in recent docs)
  3. Fishery Management Plan Amendment Updates
    1. Update on Fishery Management Plan Amendment Updates (Attachment 14a; also in recent docs)
  4. MRIP-FES Data for Unassessed Species
    1. SEFSC-OST Precision Threshold Workgroup Presentation (Attachment 15a; also in recent docs)
  5. Other Business
  6. Public Comment
  7. Consensus Statement and Recommendations Review
  8. Next Meetings

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SSC
Dr. Jeffrey Buckel, Chair
Dr. Frederick Scharf, Vice Chair
Dustin Addis
Dr. Walter Bubley
Dr. Jie Cao
Dr. Chris Dumas
Dr. Jared Flowers
Dr. Kai Lorenzen
Anne Markwith
Dr. Genny Nesslage
Dr. Marcel Reichert
Dr. Amy Schueller
Dr. Fred Serchuk
Dr. Alexei Sharov
Dr. Jennifer Sweeney-Tookes
Dr. Steve Turner
Jason Walsh
Christina Package-Ward