Public Hearing & Scoping Meetings: January and February 2014

January and February 2014 - Public Hearing & Scoping Meetings

Meeting Schedule - Meeting Dates and Locations

All public hearings are scheduled from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

January 21, 2014

Bay Watch Resort & Conference Center
2701 S. Ocean Boulevard
N. Myrtle Beach, SC  29582
Phone: 843-272-4600

January 22, 2014

DoubleTree by Hilton Atlantic Beach Oceanfront
2717 West Fort Macon Road
Atlantic Beach, NC  28512
Phone: 252-240-1155

January 27, 2014

Key West Marriott Beachside
3841 N. Roosevelt Boulevard
Key West, FL 33040
Phone: 305-296-8100

January 28, 2014

DoubleTree by Hilton Cocoa Beach Oceanfront
2080 N. Atlantic Avenue
Cocoa Beach, FL  32931
Phone: 321-783-9222

January 29, 2014

Wyndham Jacksonville Riverwalk
515 Prudential Drive
Jacksonville, FL  32207
Phone: 904-396-5100

January 30, 2014

Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum
175 Bourne Avenue
Pooler, GA  31322
Phone: 912-743-8888

Amendment Overviews:

Scoping - 

  • Snapper Grouper Regulatory Amendment 16 - The amendment includes one action to address the prohibition on the use of black sea bass pots that was implemented through Regulatory Amendment 19 and became effective on October 23, 2013.  The action includes alternatives to remove the closure, shorten the timeframe, confine spatially to apply only within designated critical right whale habitat, and confine it spatially based on a depth contour.  
  • Coastal Migratory Pelagics Amendment 24 - This amendment will include actions to consider changes in the recreational/commercial allocations for CMP stocks with sector allocations.  
  • Coastal Migratory Pelagics Amendment 26 - This amendment will include actions to separate the commercial permits for king and Spanish mackerel into designated permits for each region.  Currently, there is one commercial king mackerel permit and one Spanish mackerel that allows harvest in the Gulf and South Atlantic regions. 

Public Hearing - 

  • Snapper Grouper Amendment 29 - This amendment proposes actions to adjust ABC values for “Only Reliable Catch Species” (ORCS), and includes actions to implement management measures for gray triggerfish.
  • Coastal Migratory Pelagics (Mackerel) Framework Amendment 1 - The complete name of this amendment is Framework Amendment 1 to the Fishery Management Plan for Coastal Migratory Pelagic Resources in the South Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico. This amendment contains actions that will update the Annual Catch Limits for Atlantic group and Gulf group Spanish mackerel based on the recent stock assessment (SEDAR 28).  

Meeting Materials: Amendment Documents & Presentations

Snapper Grouper Regulatory Amendment 16:

Snapper Grouper Amendment 29:

Coastal Migratory Pelagics Amendment 24:

Coastal Migratory Pelagics Amendment 26:

Coastal Migratory Pelagics (Mackerel) Framework Amendment 1:

Q&A Webinar Schedule - Informational Webinars with Council Staff

Dates/Time: All webinars begin at 6 p.m.

January 15, 2014 -

Coastal Migratory Pelagics


January 16, 2014 - 

Snapper Grouper





July 31: Snapper Grouper Regulatory Amendment 14 and Coral Amendment 8

Registration for the webinar is required to participate. Registered participants will be sent a confirmation e-mail with instructions on how to access the webinar.

Once registered, participants have the option to log-in to the webinar and listen in via their computer mic and speakers or they can use the phone number provided in the confirmation e-mail to call in to the webinar to listen to the presentation and Q&A session.

Webinar Scoping Meeting - February 3, 2014

Webinar will begin at 6 p.m.

February 3, 2014 -

Generic Accountability Measure and Dolphin

Allocation Amendment

Amendment Overview

Generic Accountability Measure and Dolphin Allocation Amendment - This amendment considers, 1) changes in accountability measures for snapper grouper species to determine when ACL overages need to be paid back and to bring consistency to accountability measures, and 2) changes in how dolphin is allocated between commercial and recreational sectors.

Meeting Materials


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