Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management to Convene its ABC Control Rule Working Group
The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will convene its Acceptable Biological Catch (ABC) Control Rule Working Group May 24, 2012, from 9:00 am - Noon Eastern Time. The meeting will be held via webinar.
The ABC Control Rule Working Group will meet to review the results of applying the Ralston et al. (2011) method of calculating ABC when the variances used are computed from Gulf of Mexico stocks; review discussion on linking Tier 3 ABCs to data collection actions; continue reviews and edits to the ABC control rule; and decide what recommendation to carry forward to the Scientific and Statistical Committee for its June 2012 meeting.
Copies of the agenda and other related materials can be obtained by calling 813-348-1630. Materials will also be available to download from the ABC Control Rule Working Group folder on the Council's FTP site, which is accessible from the Quick Links section of the Council website (http://www.gulfcouncil.org).
Although other non-emergency issues not on the agenda may come before the ABC Control Rule Working Group 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 Working Group 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.
This webinar is accessible to people with disabilities. For assistance with any of our webinars, contact Kathy Pereira at the Council at least five working days prior to the webinar.