The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will convene a meeting of its Standing, Reef Fish, Shrimp, and Socioeconomic Scientific and Statistical Committees on March 26-27 in the Gulf Council's Conference room located at 2203 N. Lois Ave, Suite 1100, Tampa, FL, 33607. The meeting will convene on Monday, March 26, 2018 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.; and Tuesday, March 27, 2018 from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m., EST.
The Standing, Socioeconomic, and Shrimp SSC session will address the following items:
- Stock status review of brown, pink and white shrimp
- Update on the economic analysis requested by Council
- Grouper/Tilefish IFQ program 5-year review
- Selection of SSC Representative at April 16-20, 2018 Council Meeting in Gulfport, MS
The Standing and Reef Fish SSC session will address the following items:
- 5-year review on inclusion/exclusion of species and species groupings in Fishery Management Plans
- Further development of a stock assessment prioritization spreadsheet
- Update on MRIP Fishing Effort Survey and status of certification of State Data Collection Programs
- Habitat mapping and characterization on the West Florida Shelf
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About the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council
The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council is one of eight regional Fishery Management Councils established by the Fishery Conservation and Management Act of 1976. The Council prepares fishery management plans, which are designed to manage fishery resources within the 200-mile limit of the Gulf of Mexico.
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