The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will host a meeting of its Coastal Migratory Advisory Panel (AP) via webinar. The meeting will be held on Wednesday, March 24, 2021, from 9:00 am to 5:30 pm, EDT. The panel will address the following:
Cobia: The AP will hear the results of the SEDAR 28: Gulf Migratory Group Cobia stock assessment. It will hear recommendations from the Scientific and Statistical Committee and review the input received from fishermen on cobia through the Council’s Something’s Fishy tool. The AP will also consider draft management alternatives for cobia and is expected to make recommendations about cobia management.
Gulf King Mackerel: The AP will hear results from the SEDAR 38 Update: Gulf of Mexico King Mackerel stock assessment. The AP will hear recommendations from the Council’s Scientific and Statistical Committee and review the input received from fishermen on king mackerel through the Council’s Something’s Fishy tool. The AP will also consider draft management alternatives for king mackerel and is expected to make recommendations about king mackerel management.
Atlantic King Mackerel: King mackerel is jointly managed with the South Atlantic Council. The AP will review Amendment 34: Atlantic King Mackerel Catch Levels and Allocations and may provide recommendations.
Commercial Electronic Logbooks: The AP will hear presentations on a project that aims to create an on-board electronic logbook program that can accommodate vessels participating in multiple commercial federal fisheries and across regional boundaries.
Public comment will be held over the webinar before the meeting adjourns.
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