June 7-11, 2010

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Orlando, Florida 32812
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Download the detailed  Final Agenda (pdf) for the meeting week.  Download Meeting Post Card Announcement (pdf) summary.

Note: 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.

Note! BRIEFING BOOK materials, including overviews of agenda items now available (posted 5/21/10).

Note! SUMMARY MOTIONS now available (posted 8/9/10).

Public Comment

Informal Question / Answer Session - Monday, June 7th - 6:00 p.m. - Led by NOAA Fisheries Regional Administrator Dr. Roy Crabtree and Council Chairman Duane Harris.

Public Comment Session - Tuesday, June 8th -  6:30 p.m. - Interested persons will be provided the opportunity to present oral or written statements relative to the meeting agenda items. 

Agenda Highlights

Snapper Grouper
Note:  The Full Council Session is scheduled to convene beginning Tuesday afternoon (June 8) beginning with presentations regarding snapper grouper management issues.  Decisions will be made at the Council level during the remainder of the meeting week. 

? Amendment 17A - Measures to end overfishing for red snapper and rebuild the fishery, including a continued closure of the red snapper fishery, plus alternatives for area closures, Annual Catch Limits, and other management measures.
NOTE: The Council is sheduled to take final action on this amendment at the June meeting.

? Amendment 18 - Includes alternatives to extend the snapper grouper management unit northward, and measures for the commercial golden tilefish fishery (use of endorsements to limit participation, changes to the fishing year and trip limits).  Also modifications to limit participation, effort and reduce bycatch for the commercial black sea bass pot fishery, and measures to improve the accuracy, timing and quality of fishing data.  The Committee will continue review of the amendment. 

Joint SAFMC and Gulf Council Spiny Lobster Committees and Advisory Panel Meeting (Monday, June 7) - a joint meeting to review and provide recommendations on:

? Spiny Lobster Amendment 10 - Measures to meet the reauthorized Magnuson-Stevens Act including establishment of Annual Catch Limits and Accountability Measures. Other measures under consideration: allowance of tailing permits, Federal 50-short rule, delegation of management, allocations, etc.

Joint SAFMC and Gulf Council Mackerel Committees Meeting (Tuesday, June 8)

? Mackerel Amendment 18 - Measures to meet the reauthorized Magnuson-Stevens Act including establishment of Annual Catch Limits and Accountability Measures.