June 2014 – Council Meeting

June 9-13, 2014

Sawgrass Marriot
1000 PGA Tour Boulevard
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082

Meeting Postcard

Meeting Agenda

Briefing Book Materials (posted May 21, 2014)

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Monday - June 9

Tuesday - June 10

Wednesday - June 11

Thursday - June 12

Friday - June 13

Final Committee Reports (posted 6/17)

Summary Motions (posted 8/18)


Monday, June 9 at 6:00 PM - NOAA Fisheries Listening Session on the National Recreational Fishing Policy 
NOAA Fisheries is soliciting public input on the development of the National Recreational Fishing Policy and holding a listening session in conjunction with the Council meeting.

Wednesday, June 11 at 5:30 PM - Informal Question & Answer Session
Led by NOAA Fisheries Regional Administrator Dr. Roy Crabtree and Council Chairman Ben Hartig.

Thursday, June 12 at 5:30 PM - Public Comment
Formal public comment accepted on all amendments scheduled for Secretarial approval (listed below) and other agenda items. See the meeting agenda and briefing book materials for details. 

  1. Snapper Grouper Amendment 29 


Joint Dolphin Wahoo & Snapper Grouper Committee Meeting

  • Dolphin Wahoo Amendment 7/Snapper Grouper Amendment 33 - these two amendments address management alternatives to allow recreational fishermen to bring dolphin and wahoo fillets from The Bahamas into the U.S. EEZ and update regulations allowing recreational fishermen to bring back snapper grouper fillets. The Council is scheduled to approve the amendments for public hearings in August.

  • Generic Accountability Measures and Dolphin Allocation Amendment - This amendment includes alternatives to establish consistent accountability measures for several species as well as allocations between commercial and recreational sectors for dolphin (mahi mahi). The Council is scheduled to approve the amendment for public hearings in August.

Snapper Grouper Committee Meeting

  • Amendment 29 - (ORCS and gray triggerfish) - outlines procedures for management of stocks with limited data (only reliable catch stocks) and also includes alternatives for gray triggerfish management including commercial trip limits, split seasons, and changes to size limits. The Council is scheduled to approve the amendment for submission to the Secretary of Commerce.

  • Amendment 32 - Blueline tilefish management measures: The amendment addresses blueline tilefish annual catch limits. The Council is scheduled to approve for public hearings in August. 

  • Regulatory Amendment 20 - Snowy grouper management measures: The amendment proposes measures for snowy grouper based on the recent stock assessment. The Council is scheduled to approve for public hearings in August.

  • Regulatory Amendment 17 - Marine Protected Areas: The Committee will review the scoping document and discuss a potential alternative approach to take out for public scoping in August.

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