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The South Atlantic Fishery Management Council will hold a meeting of its Controlled Access Committee January 23-24, 2007 in Charleston, South Carolina. The Committee will meet to discuss a possible Limited Access Privilege Program for the snapper grouper fishery in the South Atlantic region. A public comment period will be held as part of the meeting agenda.

The meeting will be held at the Embassy Suites Hotel Airport/Convention, 5055 International Blvd., North Charleston, SC, phone 800/747-1882 or 843/362-2779. Additional information regarding the upcoming meeting and Limited Access Privilege Programs (LAPs) can be found on the Council’s web site at http://www.safmc.net/SocioEconomic/LimitedAccessPrivileges/tabid/486/Default.aspx.

For questions, please contact Kate Quigley, SAFMC Staff Economist at 843/571-4366, toll free 866/SAFMC-10 or via email at [email protected].

AGENDA

CONTROLLED ACCESS COMMITTEE MEETING
Embassy Suites Hotel Airport/Convention
5055 International Boulevard
North Charleston, SC

Tuesday, January 23, 2007 - 1:00 P.M. to 5:00 P.M.

Wednesday, January 24, 2007 – 8:30 A.M. to 3:00 P.M.
1. Approval of Agenda — Rita Merritt

2. Approval of December 2006 Meeting Minutes – Rita Merritt

3. Public Comment

4. Presentations (Attachments 1-5)
A. Summary of the Magnuson Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act and Limited Access Privileges (LAPs) - Kate Quigley
B. Limited Access Privilege (LAP) background information update - Kate Quigley
C. “DAP 101: Background Information on U.S. DAP Experience” – Dietmar Grimm, Redstone Consulting Strategies
D. Overview of the British Columbia Groundfish IVQ Program – Kate Quigley
E. Overview of the Gulf of Mexico Grouper Fishery IFQ Development – Joe Kimmel, NMFS
F. Overview of the SAFMC Fishery Ecosystem Plan – Duane Harris

5. Development of Limited Access Privilege Program Goals and Objectives
A. Overview of other LAP program goals and objectives - Kate Quigley
B. Development of LAP program goals and objectives for the Snapper Grouper fishery – Rita Merritt

6. Snapper Grouper Limited Access Privilege Workgroup
A. Structure of the Limited Access Privilege Workgroup – Kate Quigley
B. Discussion and recommendation of Snapper Grouper LAP Workgroup members – Rita Merritt

7. Limited Access Privilege Program Action Plan (Attachment 6)
A. Action Plan Overview - Kate Quigley
B. Action Plan Discussion and Committee Recommendations – Rita Merritt

8. Other Business – Rita Merritt

9. Adjourn – Rita Merritt

Committee Members:
Rita Merritt, Chair
Tony Iarocci, Vice Chair
Robert Boyles
Roy Crabtree (Joe Kimmel designee)
Mac Currin
Louis Daniel (Scott Crosson designee)
George Geiger
Susan Shipman
John Wallace
David Cupka
 
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