Pew Environment Group's Advice to the Scientific and Statistical Committee Concerning Warsaw Grouper and Speckled Hind Protections

The Council has asked for the input of its SSC as it develops protections for Warsaw grouper and speckled hind. After the SSC provides this advice, the Council will also seek the input of the snapper grouper advisory panel, and the advice of an expert working group composed of scientists and fishermen with particular expertise on this issue. Any place-based protections for these species should have a reasonable chance of ending overfishing and rebuilding the populations. The following questions are the type that we think that the Council, along with the various working groups will need your advice on in order to proceed.