[Federal Register Volume 87, Number 167 (Tuesday, August 30, 2022)]
[Pages 52935-52936]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2022-18697]



National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

[RTID 0648-XC315]

Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting

AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and 
Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce.

ACTION: Notice of a public meeting.


SUMMARY: The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council (Council) will 
hold a three-day in-person meeting of its Standing, Reef Fish, 
Socioeconomic, and Ecosystem Scientific and Statistical Committees 

DATES: The meeting will be held Wednesday, September 21 through Friday, 
September 23, 2022. Meeting times are scheduled as follows: Wednesday, 
from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.; Thursday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Friday, 
from 9 a.m. to 12 noon, EDT.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will take place at the Gulf Council office. If 
you are unable to attend in-person, the public may listen-in to the 
meeting via webinar. Registration information will be available on the 
Council's website by visiting www.gulfcouncil.org and clicking on the 
``meeting tab''.
    Council address: Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council, 4107 W 
Spruce Street, Suite 200, Tampa, FL 33607; telephone: (813) 348-1630.

Biologist, Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; 
[email protected], telephone: (813) 348-1630.


Wednesday, September 21, 2022; 1 p.m.-5 p.m., EDT

    The meeting will begin with Introductions and Adoption of Agenda, 
Approval of Verbatim Minutes and Meeting Summary from the July 7-8, 
2022, meeting, and review of Scope of Work. The Committees will select 
an SSC Representative for the October 24-27, 2022, Gulf Council 
Meeting. Following, the Committees will review a presentation and 
report on the Socioeconomic Stock Assessment Workshop Report, including 
other background materials for SSC discussion. The Committees will then 
review the Essential Fish Habitat Dashboard, including background 
material and discussion. Public comment will be heard at the end of the 

Thursday, September 22, 2022; 9 a.m.-5 p.m., EDT

    The Committees will receive presentations on Alternative 
Practicable Approaches to Sector Allocation Determinations, and the 
SEDAR 68 Operational Assessment for Gulf of Mexico Scamp, including 
background materials and SSC discussion; and will receive public 
comment at the end of the day, if any.

Friday, September 23, 2022; 9 a.m.-1 p.m., EDT

    The Committees will review and discuss the Scopes of Work for 
2024's Operational Assessments of Lane Snapper, Gag Grouper and Gulf 
King Mackerel, including background materials. Following, the 
Committees will review Updated Projections for Gulf of Mexico Gag 
Grouper using the State Reef Fish Survey (SRFS), including a 
presentation, background materials and SSC discussion.
    Lastly, the Committees will receive public comment before 
addressing any items under Other Business.

Meeting Adjourns

    The meeting will be also be broadcast via webinar. You may register 
for the webinar by visiting www.gulfcouncil.org and clicking on the SSC 
meeting on the calendar.
    The Agenda is subject to change, and the latest version along with 
other meeting materials will be posted on

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www.gulfcouncil.org as they become available.
    Although other non-emergency issues not on the agenda may come 
before the Scientific and Statistical Committees for discussion, in 
accordance with the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and 
Management Act, those issues may not be the subject of formal action 
during these meetings. Actions of the Scientific and Statistical 
Committee will be restricted to those issues specifically identified in 
the agenda and any issues arising after publication of this notice that 
require emergency action under section 305(c) of the Magnuson-Stevens 
Fishery Conservation and Management Act, provided the public has been 
notified of the Council's intent to take-action to address the 

Special Accommodations

    These meetings are physically accessible to people with 
disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other 
auxiliary aid should be directed to Kathy Pereira, (813) 348-1630, at 
least 5 days prior to the meeting date.
    Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq.

    Dated: August 25, 2022.
Rey Israel Marquez,
Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National 
Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2022-18697 Filed 8-29-22; 8:45 am]