June 2021 – Council Meeting Details

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June 14 - 18, 2021

To be held via webinar


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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 14

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM: Law Enforcement Committee (CLOSED)

10:30 AM - Noon: Council Session (CLOSED)

1:30 PM - 5:30 PM: Council Session

Tuesday, June 15

8:30 AM - Noon: Snapper Grouper Committee

1:30 PM - 5:30 PM: Snapper Grouper Committee

Wednesday, June 16

8:30 AM - Noon:  Snapper Grouper Committee

1:30 PM - 3:45 PM: Dolphin Wahoo Committee

4:00 PM: LIVE PUBLIC COMMENT SESSION (click here to sign up to give public comment during this session)

Thursday, June 17

8:30 AM - 10:00 AM: Dolphin Wahoo Committee

10:00 AM - Noon: Mackerel Committee

1:30 PM - 3:00 PM: Executive Committee

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM: Habitat & Ecosystem Committee


Friday, June 18

8:30 AM - Noon: Council Session


Watch the meeting LIVE as it happens ( June 14 - 18, 2021) 

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Live Public Comment Session: Wednesday, June 16, 2021 @ 4:00 PM 

Sign up to give public comment during the LIVE Public Comment session: https://safmc.wufoo.com/forms/mm6cio00x6jk33/

The Council Chair, based on the number of individuals wishing to comment, will determine the amount of time allotted to each person in the queue.

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

  • Approval for Public Hearings: 
    • Red Porgy (Snapper Grouper Amendment 50)
    • King Mackerel (Coastal Migratory Pelagics Amendment 34)


  • Final Approval:
    • Dolphin Wahoo (Amendment 10)


Written Comments - Instructions and Deadlines for Submission

public_commentComment period opens on May 28, 2021.



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.

Comments may also be submitted via mail or fax to:

John Carmichael
Executive Director
4055 Faber Place Drive, Suite 201
N. Charleston, SC  29405

Fax: 843-769-4520


June 7, 2021: 
Written comments submitted by mail/fax received by close of business the Monday before the meeting (6/07/21) will be compiled, posted to the website as part of the meeting materials, and included in the administrative record.

June 8 - June 18, 2021: 
From June 8th to 5 PM on June 18th, written comments must be submitted electronically through the online public comment form. Comments will automatically be posted to the website and available for Council consideration. Comments will also be included in the administrative record.


The following agenda highlights will be up for discussion during the meeting:

Snapper Grouper

  • The Council will discuss Snapper Grouper Amendment 50, which considers modifications to red porgy management, including catch levels and allocations. The Council will consider approving the amendment for Public Hearings.
  • The Council will receive presentations on recent stock assessments for Red Snapper, Golden Tilefish, and Gag Grouper and will consider management response based on recommendations from the Scientific & Statistical Committee.


Dolphin Wahoo

  • The Council will continue to discuss Dolphin Wahoo Amendment 10, which considers multiple management measures for Dolphin and Wahoo, including but not limited to catch levels, allocations, bag limits, vessel limits, and accountability measures. The Council will consider the amendment for final approval.
  • The Southeast Fisheries Science Center will provide a presentation on Dolphin Wahoo Participatory Workshops that were held in Virginia, North Carolina, and Florida.


Coastal Migratory Pelagics


Coral & Deepwater Shrimp

  • The Council will discuss Coral Amendment 10, which proposes establishing a shrimp fishery access area along the Northern Extension of the Oculina Bank Coral Habitat Area of Particular Concern. Public Hearings were held in May and comments submitted will be reviewed and considered when the Council discusses the amendment.


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