South Atlantic Fishery Management Council (SAFMC)
Snapper Grouper (SG) Advisory Panel (AP)
Wednesday April 02, 2014
Regards To: Almaco Jack and Banded Rudderfish removal from Jacks Complex
To: SAFMC SG AP,
The Southeastern Fisheries Association (SFA) East Coast Fisheries Section (ECFS) would like the SG AP to recommend to the SAFMC voting membership to remove the Almaco Jack and Banded Rudderfish from the Jacks Complex. Further, we would like to establish individual annual catch limits (ACLs) for each species. When possible the SAFMC should seek updated scientific stock assessments for each one of these fish stocks.
Discussion with management indicates that a full amendment will be needed in order to accomplish these changes. If the SAFMC begins this work during the June 2014 meeting in Florida, then the full amendment could become effective by 2016.
Thank you for considering this request.
Jimmy Hull, Chairman SFA ECFS
ECFS COMMENTS made to the Science and Statistical Committee (SSC) potentially could result in major improvements in the stock assessments of these important species.
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In SEDAR 15 30,000,000 pounds of red snapper landings were fabricated using data deemed “unreliable”. In SEDAR 24, the computer was allowed to destroy the red snapper stock before any data was available and did not follow basic scientific guidelines violating the Magnuson-Stevens Act.
Watch testimony: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1cZi17SvSMI&NR=1
David Cupka, SouthEast Data, Assessment and Review (SEDAR) Committee Chair
South Atlantic Fishery Management Council (SAFMC) Chair
4055 Faber Place Drive, Suite 201
North Charleston, South Carolina 29405
Friday May 27, 2011
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To: Mr. David Cupka,
Southeastern Fisheries Association (SFA) East Coast Fisheries Section (ECFS) Board and members want me to submit this letter to your attention for agenda consideration with regard to the SAFMC SEDAR Committee meeting to be held at 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM, Sunday June 12, 2011 in the Marriott, Key West, Florida. You are the chair of the SEDAR Committee and also the chair of the SAFMC. You are in a position of great influence affecting the SFA ECFS membership fishing interests. Gregg Waugh suggested to address our concerns and desires about the SEDAR process to you for the SEDAR Committee toconsider at the June 12, 2011 Key West SAFMC meeting. This request includes allowing the SFA ECFS consultant to speak at the SEDAR Committee meeting when in attendance and when the SAFMC full membership discusses SFA ECFS issues with the SEDAR process also.