September 2015 – Council Meeting

September 14-18, 2015

The Beach House Resort
1 South Forest Beach Drive
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928
Phone: 1-800-315-2621 or 843-785-5126/Fax: 843-785-7753

Summary Motions - September 2015 (posted 12/3)

Meeting Agenda (updated 9/10)

Briefing Book Materials (posted 8/28)

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Final Summary Motions - September 2015 Council Meeting (posted after meeting concludes)

Schedule At-A-Glance:

{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.}

Monday, September 14

8:30 am - 12:00 pm Council Member Visioning Workshop
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm Habitat Protection & Ecosystem-Based Management Committee
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm Protected Resources Committee
3:30 pm - 5:30 pm Dolphin Wahoo Committee

Tuesday, September 15

8:00 am - 9:00 am Personnel Committee (CLOSED SESSION)
9:00 am - 10:00 am Advisory Panel Selection Committee (CLOSED SESSION)
10:00 am - 11:00 am SEDAR Committee (Partially Closed Session)
11:00 am - 12:00 Noon Mackerel Committee
1:30 pm - 5:30 pm Snapper Grouper Committee

Wednesday, September 16

8:30 am - 12:00 pm Snapper Grouper Committee
1:30 pm - 5:00 pm Snapper Grouper Committee
5:30 pm  Formal Public Comment

Thursday, September 17

8:30 am - 11:00 am  Data Collection Committee
11:00 am - 12:00 noon Law Enforcement Committee
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm Executive Finance Committee
3:30 pm - 5:30 pm ~Full Council Session~

Friday, September 18

8:30 am - 12:00 pm ~Full Council Session~


Wednesday, September 16 at 5:30 PM - Public Comment
Formal public comment accepted on meeting agenda items. See the meeting agenda and briefing book materials for details. 


Dolphin Wahoo Committee Meeting

  • Dolphin Management Measures - The Council will discuss options for commercial trip limits for dolphin. 

Snapper Grouper Committee Meeting

  • Amendment 41 - (mutton snapper) - The amendment includes actions to revise the biological parameters, catch levels, and management measures for mutton snapper. Council is scheduled to approve the amendment for scoping. 

  • Blueline Tilefish Measures - The Council will discuss possibly setting new Annual Catch Limits for blueline tilefish.

  • Red Snapper Adaptive Management - The Council will discuss potential new approaches for red snapper management during the 2016 season. 

  • Amendment 36 (spawning Special Management Zones) and Regulatory Amendment 16 (black sea bass pot closure) - Public hearings on both amendments were held in August 2015. The Council is scheduled to review public comments, choose preferred alternatives as appropriate and approve all actions in the amendment.

Data Collection Committee Meeting

  • Joint Charterboat Reporting Amendment- The amendment proposes to implement electronic logbook reporting for charter boats in the South Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico. Council is scheduled to approve the amendment for public hearing. 

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