South Florida Management Issues

The SAFMC and the GMFMC will hold a meeting of the Joint Committee on South Florida Management Issues.

The meeting will be held via Webinar on Monday, February 25, 2013, from 12:30 p.m. until 4 p.m.




    Meeting address: The meeting will be held via a GoToMeeting Conference webinar. The webinar is open to members of the public. Those interested in participating should contact Kim Iverson at SAFMC (see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT) to request an invitation providing webinar access information. Please request meeting information at least 24 hours in advance of the meeting.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kim Iverson, Public Information Officer, SAFMC; telephone:  (843) 571-4366 or toll free  (866) SAFMC-10; fax: (843) 769-4520; email:

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The items of discussion in the committee agenda are as follows:

    1. Approve the agenda; state the background and purpose of the meeting; and establish how the joint committee will function.

    2. Discuss the following issues: yellowtail snapper management; mutton snapper management; and the commercial harvest of grouper in Monroe County.

    3. Discuss the establishment of a special management unit that allows for consistent state and federal fishery regulations across the South Florida area

    4. Discuss the allocation of fisheries' landings in Monroe County.