September 17-21, 2007 Council Meeting

September 17-21, 2007
SAFMC Meeting

Avista Resort
300 N. Ocean Boulevard
North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582
800/968-8986 or 843/249-2521

Meeting Agenda (PDF)        Briefing Book Materials  Summary Motions

Agenda Highlights

Several concurrent sessions were scheduled as part of the meeting week.  The Snapper Grouper Advisory Panel met at the beginning of the week to provide recommendations to the Snapper Grouper Committee.  The Limited Access Privilege (LAP) Program Exploratory Workgroup met in concurrent sessions during the meeting week to continue work on options in developing a LAP Program for the commercial snapper grouper fishery.

Public Comment Session:

Monday, September 17 - 6:00 pm                

 Public Scoping Session on Snapper Grouper Amendment 16 (Gag Grouper and Vermilion Snapper) - the Council is soliciting public input on management measures to end overfishing for gag grouper and vermilion snapper.  A series of public scoping meetings were held in September.  For additional information, including a listing of meeting dates and locations, download a copy of the Snapper Grouper Amendment 16 Public Scoping Document.  The Scoping comment period ended on September 17,2007.  (Note - Public hearings for Amendment 16 are tentatively scheduled for early 2008).

 Other Highlights

Snapper Grouper Advisory Panel Meeting - Monday, September 17 from 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm and Tuesday, September 18, 8:00 am - 12:00 noon.

Limited Access Privilege Program Workgroup Meeting - Tuesday, September 18, 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm and Wednesday, September 19, 8:00 am - 3:00 pm.