The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council has scheduled a meeting of its Penaeid Shrimp Workshop Group Wednesday, August 13, 2014. The meeting will be held via conference call, beginning at 10:00 am Eastern time and ending by noon.


The group will discuss maximum sustainable yield and acceptable biological catch benchmarks for penaeid shrimp and determine what data inputs and models are needed to evaluate MSY and ABC control rule based benchmarks for penaeid shrimp for the in-person workshop scheduled for October 7 – 9, 2014.


A copy of the agenda and related materials can be downloaded from the Council’s FTP server – https://public.gulfcouncil.org:5001/webman/index.cgi (login is gulfguest/gulfguest), or obtained by calling the Council office at 813-348-1630.