Archive: Public Hearings & Scoping Meetings- January 2015

January 2015 - Public Hearing & Scoping Meetings (archived)

Meeting Schedule - Meeting Dates and Locations

Meetings will be held from 4:00PM to 7:00PM with the exception of the January 13 meeting in Key West which will start at 5:30PM.

January 13, 2015
5:30PM - 7:30PM (*Note start time.)
Key West Beachside Marriott
3841 N. Roosevelt Boulevard
Key West, FL  33040

January 21, 2015
4:00PM - 7:00PM
Hilton Cocoa Beach Oceanfront
1550 N. Atlantic Avenue
Cocoa Beach, FL  32931

January 27, 2015
4:00PM - 7:00PM
Kimball Lodge at Hobcaw Barony
22 Hobcaw Road
Georgetown, SC  29442

February 4, 2015 - Scoping webinar

July 29: Dolphin Wahoo Amendment 5
**Coastal Migratory Pelagics Amendment 26 only

Amendment Overview:

Scoping - 

  • Coastal Migratory Pelagics (Mackerel) Amendment 26 - King mackerel management measures - The amendment considers options to revise Annual Catch Limits and the stock boundary for king mackerel, allow the sale of king mackerel bycatch in the shark gillnet fishery, and establish a sub-quota specific to the new mixing zone.

Public Hearing - 

  • Snapper Grouper Amendment 35 - Removal of 4 species from the snapper grouper fishery management unit and modifications to golden tilefish endorsement program - This amendment would remove 4 species from the Snapper Grouper FMU:  black snapper, dog snapper, mahogany snapper, and schoolmaster. Additionally, the amendment makes modifications to the current commercial longline endorsements for golden tilefish. The changes to the endorsements are being proposed to reflect the Councils intent regarding which gear-specific quota (longline or hook-and-line) endorsement holders may fish under.  

Meeting Materials: Amendment Documents & Presentations

Materials will be posted as information becomes available.

Snapper Grouper Amendment 35

Coastal Migratory Pelagics (Mackerel) Amendment 26

Submitting Public Comment

Written comments can be submitted through:

  • E-mail (Please reference the name of the amendment you are submitting comments about in the subject line of your e-mail.)
  • Fax - 843. 769.4520
  • Mail - Send written comments to Robert Mahood, Executive Director, SAFMC, 4055 Faber Place Drive, Suite 201, N. Charleston, SC  29405.
  • Deadline for written comments - Snapper Grouper Amendment 35 - February 4, 2015 by 5:00 pm
  • Deadline for written comments - Coastal Migratory Pelagics Amendment 26 - February 11, 2015 by 5:00 pm

Q&A Webinar Schedule - Informational Webinars with Council Staff

All webinars start at 6PM. Click the Register Now button below to sign up for the webinar.

January 8, 2015

  • Snapper Grouper Amendment 35

July 29: Dolphin Wahoo Amendment 5