SAFMC Joint Law Enforcement Committee and Advisory Panel Meeting

Meeting Location
Town and Country Inn
2008 Savannah Highway
Charleston, SC 29407
800/334-6660 or 843/571-1000


Tuesday, January 31, 2006
Advisory Panel Meeting
8:30 a.m. - 12:00 Noon

Joint Committee and AP Meeting
1:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Wednesday, February 1, 2006
8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Meeting Topics Include:

Review of state regulations governing the sale of recreationally caught fish;

Recommendations to the Council regarding Amendment 15 to the Snapper Grouper Fishery Management Plan. The Amendment addresses rebuilding schedules for snowy grouper, golden tilefish, black sea bass, and red porgy; sale of recreationally caught fish, size limits for queen triggerfish, and changes in the fishing year for golden tilefish; and

A review of Amendment 14 to the Snapper Grouper FMP addressing the use of marine protected areas for deepwater snapper/grouper species, including discussions regarding the use of Vessel Monitoring Systems (VMS) for law enforcement purposes.