Reminder Gulf Council Meeting Begins June 17th in Pensacola, FL

A reminder that the Gulf Council will be meeting at the Crowne Plaza Pensacola--The Grand hotel, 200 East Gregory Street, Pensacola, FL 32502; telephone: (850) 433-3336. The meeting begins Monday June 17,2003. For agendas and issues please click below.



Monday, June 17, 2013

    1:30 p.m.-2 p.m.--The Red Drum Management Committee will meet to
review updated Gulf of Mexico Red Drum Sampling Protocols.
    2 p.m.-4 p.m.--The Mackerel Management Committee will meet to
review the SEDAR 28 Gulf of Mexico Spanish mackerel and cobia stock
assessments and the Coastal Migratory Pelagics Advisory Panel
recommendations for Amendment 19 and Amendment 20; and, discuss the
schedule and timing for Amendment 22--Recreational and Commercial
Allocation of King Mackerel.
    4 p.m.-4:30 p.m.--The Administrative Policy Committee will discuss
revisions to the SEDAR Administrative Handbook.
    4:30 p.m.-5 p.m.--The Full Council in a Closed Session with the
Advisory Panel Selection Committee will meet to appoint members to the
Coral and SEDAR NGO Advisory Panels.
    5 p.m.-5:30 p.m.--The Full Council in a Closed Session with the
Scientific and Statistical Selection Committee will meet to appoint
members to the SEDAR Workshop Pool; and Special Coral and Special
Mackerel Scientific and Statistical Committees.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

    8:30 a.m.-12 noon and 1:30 p.m.-5 p.m.--The Reef Fish Management
Committee will review the status of SEDAR 31 Red Snapper Benchmark
Assessment and the SSC Recommendations for ABC; receive an Allocation
Overview presentation; review Amendment 28--Red Snapper Allocation
Scoping Document and Amendment 39--Recreational Red Snapper Regional
Management; discuss Amendment 36--Red Snapper IFQ 5-Year Review and the
For-Hire Days-at-Sea Pilot Program; receive summaries from the Goliath
Grouper Science and Stakeholder Workshops; discuss White Paper on Live
Animal Collection for Public Displays; receive a status on the Action
to Define For-Hire Fishing Under Contractual Services; and, discuss
Exempted Fishing Permits related to Reef Fish (if any).
    Immediately following the Committee Recess will be the Informal
Question & Answer Session on Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Issues.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

    8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.--The Reef Fish Management Committee will
continue to discuss agenda items from the previous day.
    1 p.m.-2 p.m.--The Data Collection Committee will take Final Action
on the Framework Action for Headboat Electronic Reporting Requirements
and review a scoping document for Improving Private Recreational Red
Snapper Fisheries Data.
    2 p.m.-2:30 p.m.--The Joint Artificial Reef/Habitat Protection
Committees will receive a summary and review an Options Paper on Fixed
Petroleum Platforms and Artificial Reefs as Essential Fish Habitat.
    2:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m.--The Shrimp Management Committee will receive a
summary from the May 2013 Shrimp Advisory Panel meeting; and discuss
the Framework Action to Establish Funding Responsibilities for the
Electronic Logbook Program for the Shrimp Fishery of the Gulf of
    3:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m.--The Sustainable Fisheries/Ecosystem Management
Committee will meet to draft the Framework Action--Update Tier 3 ACLS
with New MRIP Landings and discuss Sustainable Seafood Certification.
    4:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.--The Ad Hoc Restoration Committee will receive
an update on Gulf State Early Restoration Projects; and review the
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation Restoration Project Proposals.


Thursday, June 20, 2013

    9 a.m.--The Council meeting will begin with a Call to Order and
    9:05 a.m.-9:15 a.m.--The Council will review the agenda and approve
the minutes.
    9:15 a.m.-11:30 a.m.--The Council will receive committee reports
from Advisory Panel Selection, Scientific and Statistical Committee
Selection; Administrative Policy, Joint Artificial Reef/Habitat
Protection, Red Drum and Mackerel.
    1 p.m.-5 p.m.--The Council will receive public testimony on
Framework Actions to Require Electronic Reporting for Headboats;
Framework Action to Establish Funding Responsibilities for the
Electronic Logbook Program for Shrimp Fishery of the Gulf of Mexico;
and on Reef Fish Amendment 39--Regional Management of Recreational Red
Snapper. The Council will also hold an open public comment period
regarding any other fishery issues or concerns. People wishing to speak
before the Council should complete a public comment card prior to the comment period.
    5 p.m.-5:15 p.m.--The Council will review and vote on Exempted
Fishing Permits (EFP), if any.

Friday, June 21, 2013

    8:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m.--The Council will continue to receive
committee reports from Data Collection, Sustainable Fisheries/
Ecosystem, Shrimp and Reef Fish.
    12:15 p.m.-12:45 p.m.--The Council will review Other Business
items: summary from each of the following conferences; Managing Our
Nation's Fisheries 3, South Atlantic Fishery Management Council's June
2013 meeting, Southeast Fisheries Science Center (SEFSC) Data Program
Review, Marine Resource Education Program (MREP) Science Workshop and
the May 2013 Council Coordination Committee (CCC) meeting.
    12:45 p.m.-1 p.m.--The Council will review the Action Schedule.
    -- Adjourn--
    Although other non-emergency issues not on the agendas may come
before the Council and Committees for discussion, in accordance with
the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson-
Stevens Act), those issues may not be the subject of formal action
during these meetings. Actions of the Council and Committees will be
restricted to those issues specifically identified in the agendas and
any issues arising after publication of this notice that require
emergency action under Section 305(c) of the Magnuson-Stevens Act,
provided the public has been notified of the Council's intent to take
action to address the emergency. The established times for addressing
items on the agenda may be adjusted as necessary to accommodate the
timely completion of discussion relevant to the agenda items. In order
to further allow for such adjustments and completion of all items on
the agenda, the meeting may be extended from, or completed prior to the
date/time established in this notice.