Gulf Council’s Standing and Special Shrimp Scientific and Statistical Committee

 The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will convene a meeting of its Standing and Special Shrimp Scientific and Statistical Committees (SSC) beginning Tuesday, March 8, 2016 at 1:00 pm, concluding no later than 3:00 pm. The meeting will take place via webinar. To register for the webinar, visit https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1004643937909180674.

 

During the meeting, the SSC will review updated Penaeid Shrimp Stock Assessments and review an update on the Aggregate Maximum Sustainable Yield (MSY) and Optimum Yield (OY) Working Group which will meet March 2, 2016.

 

A copy of the agenda and related materials can be downloaded from the Council’s file server – https://public.gulfcouncil.org:5001/webman/index.cgi (login and password are both gulfguest). Click on the "Library Folder" and navigate to "SSC meeting-2016-03."  Materials can also be obtained by calling the Council office at 813-348-1630.

 

To watch the meeting live, please register at:  

About 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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