The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council has scheduled a meeting of its Socioeconomic SSC from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m. (EST) on Monday, January 13, 2014.


The committee will meet to discuss:


1. Updated analyses of the economic evaluation of alternative red snapper allocations

2. Socio-economic effects of reallocation in Reef Fish Amendment 28

3. Recommendations to the Council

4. Other business (if any)

The Socioeconomic SSC is made up of sociologists and economists who review the findings of the Stock Assessment Panel and advise the Council of the social and economic impacts of setting total allowable catch at the various levels recommended by the Stock Assessment Panel.


For a copy of the meeting agenda, please visit – http://www.gulfcouncil.org/council_meetings/agenda/SESSC%20Webinar%20Agenda%20January%202014.pdf.

To register for the Webinar, please visit – https://www4.gotomeeting.com/register/191998663 .


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 this meeting.  Actions of the Scientific and Statistical Committees 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 emergency.


These meetings are physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Kathy Pereira at the Council at least 5 working days prior to the meeting.