Recently, we sent an alert regarding the stock assesment for Gag Grouper and Greater Amberjack giving the dates for the SEDAR 33, NMFS published a correction to the date. July 22 should have been July 23, 2013. All other information remains unchanged. For corrected dates please click below. The Post-Data Workshop webinar will be held on Thursday, June 27, 2013 at 10 a.m. Eastern Time.
The Data Workshop will be held from 1 p.m. on Monday, May 20, 2013 until 12 p.m. on Friday, May 24, 2013 in Tampa, FL. The Assessment Workshop will take place via webinar on the following dates in 2013: July 23; July 29; August 5; August 14; August 21; August 28; September 4; September 11; September 18; September 25; October 2; and October 9. All webinars will begin at 1 p.m. eastern time (ET) and will last approximately four hours. The Review Workshop will take place from 1 p.m. on Monday, November 18, 2013 until 12 p.m. on Thursday, November 21, 2013 in Miami, FL.
The Data Workshop will be held at the Tampa Westshore Marriott, 1001 Westshore Plaza Boulevard, Tampa, FL 33607; (813) 287-2555. The Assessment Workshop webinars will be held via GoToWebinar. The Review Workshop will be held at the Doubletree by Hilton Grande Hotel Biscayne Bay, 1717 N. Bayshore Drive, Miami, FL 33132; (305) 372-0313. All workshops and webinars are open to members of the public.
The SEDAR 33 assessment of the Gulf of Mexico stocks of Gag
(Mycteroperca microlepis) and Greater Amberjack (Seriola dumerili) will
consist of two workshops and a series of webinars: a Data Workshop; an
Assessment process conducted via webinars; and a Review Workshop. This
series of workshops and webinars will be referred to as SEDAR 33. This
notice is for an additional webinar prior to the first Assessment
The Post-Data Workshop webinar will be held on Thursday, June
27, 2013 at 10 a.m. Eastern Time. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.
ADDRESSES: The webinar will be held via GoToWebinar online meeting
service. All workshops and webinars are open to members of the public.
Those interested in participating should contact Ryan Rindone at SEDAR
(see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT) to request an invitation
providing pertinent information. Please request meeting information at
least 24 hours in advance.
SEDAR address: 4055 Faber Place Drive, Suite 201, N. Charleston, SC
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ryan Rindone, SEDAR Coordinator;
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Gulf of Mexico, South Atlantic, and
Caribbean Fishery Management Councils, in conjunction with NOAA
Fisheries and the Atlantic and Gulf States Marine Fisheries
Commissions, have implemented the Southeast Data,
Assessment and Review (SEDAR) process, a multi-step method for
determining the status of fish stocks in the Southeast Region. SEDAR is
a three-step process including: (1) Data Workshop; (2) Assessment
Process including a workshop and webinars; and (3) Review Workshop. The
product of the Data Workshop is a data report which compiles and
evaluates potential datasets and recommends which datasets are
appropriate for assessment analyses. The product of the Assessment
Process is a stock assessment report which describes the fisheries,
evaluates the status of the stock, estimates biological benchmarks,
projects future population conditions, and recommends research and
monitoring needs. The assessment is independently peer reviewed at the
Review Workshop. The product of the Review Workshop is a Consensus
Summary documenting panel opinions regarding the strengths and
weaknesses of the stock assessment and input data. Participants for
SEDAR Workshops are appointed by the Gulf of Mexico, South Atlantic,
and Caribbean Fishery Management Councils and NOAA Fisheries Southeast
Regional Office, Highly Migratory Species (HMS) Management Division,
and Southeast Fisheries Science Center. Participants include: Data
collectors and database managers; stock assessment scientists,
biologists, and researchers; constituency representatives including
fishermen, environmentalists, and non-governmental organizations
(NGOs); international experts; and staff of Councils, Commissions, and
state and federal agencies.
The items of discussion in the Post-Data Workshop are as follows:
Evaluate final discussions, decisions and other recommendations
pertinent to data inputs for the stock assessments of Gulf of Mexico
Gag and Greater Amberjack.