June 2020 – Council Meeting Details

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June 8 - 11, 2020

To be held via webinar due to the evolving situation with COVID-19



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{Except for advertised (scheduled) public hearings and public comment sessions, the times indicated on the agenda may be adjusted as necessary to accommodate the completion of agenda items. Interested parties should be aware that meetings may start earlier or later than indicated.}

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Monday, June 8

10 AM - 10:45: Council Session - CLOSED

11 AM - Noon: Information & Education Committee

1:30 PM - 4:30 PM: Dolphin Wahoo Committee

Tuesday, June 9

9 AM - Noon: Snapper Grouper Committee

1:30 PM - 4:30 PM: Snapper Grouper Committee

Wednesday, June 10

9 AM - 10 AM: SEDAR Committee

10 AM - Noon: Citizen Science Committee

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM: Executive Finance Committee

2:30 PM - 3:45 PM: Mackerel Cobia Committee

4:00 PM: Public Comment Session

Thursday, June 11

9 AM - Noon: Council Session


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Live Public Comment Session: Wednesday, June 10, 2020 @ 4:00 PM 

Public comment will be accepted regarding the following agenda items in addition to other topics. 

Approval for Formal Review:

  • Establishing Artificial Reef Sites as Special Management Zones in NC & SC (Snapper Grouper Regulatory Amendment 34)


Sign-Up to Give Public Comment During the Session beginning at 4 PM on June 10, 2020


Written Comments - Instructions and Deadlines for Submission

public_commentComment period opens on May 22, 2020.

Written comments must be submitted using the online comment form linked below.


Note: The online comment form accepts attachments.

Once comments are submitted using the online comment form, they are posted to the Council's website for the public to view.

If you are unable to access a computer, comments may also be submitted via mail or fax to:
4055 Faber Place Drive, Suite 201
N. Charleston, SC  29405
Fax: 843-769-4520


June 1, 2020: 
Written comments (online and those submitted by mail/fax) received by close of business the Monday before the meeting (6/01/20) will be compiled, posted to the website as part of the meeting materials, and included in the administrative record.  Please use the online comment form to ensure your comments get distributed immediately to the Council.

June 2 - June 11, 2020: 
Individuals that wish to submit comments after June 1 must use the Council's online comment form. Comments will automatically be posted to the website and available for Council consideration. Comments received prior to 9 AM on Thursday of the Council meeting (06/11/20) will be a part of the meeting administrative record.

  • Best Fishing Practices - The Information and Education Committee will receive updates on the Council's Best Fishing Practices campaign including input from its I&E Advisory Panel. 


  • Dolphin Wahoo - Work continues on draft Amendment 10 to the Dolphin Wahoo Fishery Management Plan to address revisions to recreational data and catch level recommendations, redefine Optimum Yield for the dolphin fishery, modify accountability measures, and other revisions to the dolphin and wahoo fisheries. The Committee will also provide recommendations on management options to add bullet and frigate mackerel to the Dolphin Wahoo Fishery Management Plan as Ecosystem Component Species. 


  • Snapper Grouper - The Council is scheduled to approve measures to designate existing artificial reefs in federal waters off NC and SC as Special Management Zones at the request of the state marine resource agencies. In addition, the Snapper Grouper Committee will review results of stock assessments for Red Porgy and Greater Amberjack and provide recommendations for catch levels.


  • Coastal Migratory Pelagics - The Mackerel Cobia Committee will
    review the results of a recent stock assessment for King Mackerel and provide recommendations for catch levels.


  • Citizen Science - The Citizen Science Committee will provide feedback on Program goals and objectives, evaluation plan options, and receive updates on current CitSci projects including FISHstory and SAFMC Release.





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