5/03/16 – SAFMC Reminder: Cobia Q&A Public Meeting on May 9, 2016

Q&A Public Meeting on May 9, 2016 on Cobia Management 

Presentations Now Available for Viewing  

The South Atlantic Fishery Management Council, in conjunction with the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council, will hold a Q&A Public Meeting in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina to address cobia management issues. Council staff will provide a presentation followed by a Q&A session with Council staff and area Council members . Meeting presentations are now available for viewing on the Council's website here: https://safmc.net/CobiaQandAMeeting_05092016​

DATE: May 9, 2016
TIME6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
LOCATION: The meeting is being held in Kitty Hawk, NC and is also being broadcast via webinar. 
Registration for the webinar only is required - see below for registration link. 
Meeting address:  
Hilton Garden Inn Outer Banks/Kitty Hawk
5353 N. Virginia Dare Trail
Kitty Hawk, NC 27949
Phone: 252/261-1290
Webinar Registration: 
Meeting presentations are now available for viewing (PDF or YouTube videos) on the the Cobia Management Q&A Public Meeting page on the South Atlantic Council's website.  
(NOTE: Videos for presentation III and V will be available by 4/29/16.)
Presentations for the meeting include,
I. SAFMC Overview: An overview of the Council federal management process;
II. History of Cobia Management: Information on historical management of cobia;
III. Cobia SEDAR Stock Assessment: Review of the SEDAR stock assessment for cobia; 
IV. CMP Amendment 20B and Cobia Closure: Information about current cobia management and the pending 2016 recreational closure; and
V. Development of Cobia Framework Amendment 4: An overview of future management actions for cobia currently under consideration by the South Atlantic Council.   

For additional information, contact the Council office at 843-571-4366.


Meeting to be held in Kitty Hawk, NC and broadcast via webinar starting at 6:00PM