Joint South Atlantic Fishery Management Council (SAFMC)/Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council (GMFMC) King and Spanish Mackerel Committee

The Joint meeting will be held Monday, March 4,

The meeting will be held at the Sea Palms Resort and Conference Center, 5445 Frederica Road, St. Simons Island, GA 31522; telephone:  (800) 841-6268 or  (912) 638-3351; fax: (912) 638-5416.   
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kim Iverson, Public Information Officer, SAFMC; telephone:  (843) 571-4366 or toll free:  (866) SAFMC-10; fax: (843) 769-4520; email:


Joint SAFMC/GMFMC King and Spanish Mackerel Committee Agenda: Monday, March 4, 2013, 1:30 p.m. Until 6 p.m.

    1. Receive and discuss updates on the status of commercial and recreational catches versus quotas for species under Annual Catch Limits (ACLs) and take action as appropriate.
    2. Receive an overview of the Joint South Atlantic/Gulf of Mexico Mackerel Amendment 19, pertaining to permits and tournament sale requirements, and Amendment 20, regarding boundaries and transit provisions. The joint committee will modify the amendments as appropriate and provide guidance to staff.
    3. Receive an overview of actions and alternatives in the South Atlantic Mackerel Framework, modify the amendment as appropriate and provide guidance to staff.