NMFS Corrects Date for SEDAR 33 & Adds Webinar

Recently, we sent an alert regarding the stock assesment for Gag Grouper and Greater Amberjack giving the dates for the SEDAR 33, NMFS published a correction to the date. July 22 should have been July 23, 2013. All other information remains unchanged. For corrected dates please click below. The Post-Data Workshop webinar will be held on Thursday, June 27, 2013 at 10 a.m. Eastern Time.  

The Data Workshop will be held from 1 p.m. on Monday, May 20, 2013 until 12 p.m. on Friday, May 24, 2013 in Tampa, FL. The Assessment Workshop will take place via webinar on the following dates in 2013: July 23; July 29; August 5; August 14; August 21; August 28; September 4; September 11; September 18; September 25; October 2; and October 9. All webinars will begin at 1 p.m. eastern time (ET) and will last approximately four hours. The Review Workshop will take place from 1 p.m. on Monday, November 18, 2013 until 12 p.m. on Thursday, November 21, 2013 in Miami, FL.

The Data Workshop will be held at the Tampa Westshore Marriott, 1001 Westshore Plaza Boulevard, Tampa, FL 33607; (813) 287-2555. The Assessment Workshop webinars will be held via GoToWebinar. The Review Workshop will be held at the Doubletree by Hilton Grande Hotel Biscayne Bay, 1717 N. Bayshore Drive, Miami, FL 33132; (305) 372-0313. All workshops and webinars are open to members of the public.

Those interested in participating should contact Ryan Rindone, SEDAR Coordinator; telephone: (813) 348-1630; email: ryan.rindone@gulfcouncil.org.

The SEDAR 33 assessment of the Gulf of Mexico stocks of Gag 

(Mycteroperca microlepis) and Greater Amberjack (Seriola dumerili) will 

consist of two workshops and a series of webinars: a Data Workshop; an 

Assessment process conducted via webinars; and a Review Workshop. This 

series of workshops and webinars will be referred to as SEDAR 33. This 

notice is for an additional webinar prior to the first Assessment 

Workshop webinar.


The Post-Data Workshop webinar will be held on Thursday, June 

27, 2013 at 10 a.m. Eastern Time. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.


ADDRESSES: The webinar will be held via GoToWebinar online meeting 

service. All workshops and webinars are open to members of the public. 

Those interested in participating should contact Ryan Rindone at SEDAR 

(see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT) to request an invitation 

providing pertinent information. Please request meeting information at 

least 24 hours in advance.

    SEDAR address: 4055 Faber Place Drive, Suite 201, N. Charleston, SC 




telephone: (813) 348-1630; email: ryan.rindone@gulfcouncil.org


SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Gulf of Mexico, South Atlantic, and 

Caribbean Fishery Management Councils, in conjunction with NOAA 

Fisheries and the Atlantic and Gulf States Marine Fisheries 

Commissions, have implemented the Southeast Data,

Assessment and Review (SEDAR) process, a multi-step method for 

determining the status of fish stocks in the Southeast Region. SEDAR is 

a three-step process including: (1) Data Workshop; (2) Assessment 

Process including a workshop and webinars; and (3) Review Workshop. The 

product of the Data Workshop is a data report which compiles and 

evaluates potential datasets and recommends which datasets are 

appropriate for assessment analyses. The product of the Assessment 

Process is a stock assessment report which describes the fisheries, 

evaluates the status of the stock, estimates biological benchmarks, 

projects future population conditions, and recommends research and 

monitoring needs. The assessment is independently peer reviewed at the 

Review Workshop. The product of the Review Workshop is a Consensus 

Summary documenting panel opinions regarding the strengths and 

weaknesses of the stock assessment and input data. Participants for 

SEDAR Workshops are appointed by the Gulf of Mexico, South Atlantic, 

and Caribbean Fishery Management Councils and NOAA Fisheries Southeast 

Regional Office, Highly Migratory Species (HMS) Management Division, 

and Southeast Fisheries Science Center. Participants include: Data 

collectors and database managers; stock assessment scientists, 

biologists, and researchers; constituency representatives including 

fishermen, environmentalists, and non-governmental organizations 

(NGOs); international experts; and staff of Councils, Commissions, and 

state and federal agencies.

    The items of discussion in the Post-Data Workshop are as follows:

    Evaluate final discussions, decisions and other recommendations 

pertinent to data inputs for the stock assessments of Gulf of Mexico 

Gag and Greater Amberjack.