IMPORTANT TIME CHANGE: Please take note — the Council will begin its Atlantic Herring Committee Report at 9 a.m. instead of 9:30 a.m. as originally scheduled on Thursday, April 20.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

9:00 a.m. Introductions and Announcements (Chairman Dr. John Quinn)

9:05 Reports on Recent Activities Council Chairman, Council Executive Director, Greater Atlantic Regional Fisheries Office (GARFO) Regional Administrator, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) General Counsel, Northeast Fisheries Science Center (NEFSC), Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC), Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC), U.S. Coast Guard, NOAA Enforcement

10:30 Scallop Committee Report (Mary Beth Tooley)

12:00 p.m. Lunch Break

1:15 Skate Committee Report (Dr. Matt McKenzie)

2:15 Habitat Committee Report (Dr. John Quinn)

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

8:30 a.m. Ecosystem Status Report (Sean Lucey, Northeast Fisheries Science Center)

9:30 Ecosystem-Based Fishery Management Report (John Pappalardo)

10:00 Standardized Bycatch Reporting Methodology (SBRM) (Dr. Jon Hare, Northeast Fisheries Science Center)

11:15 Discard Methodology Review (Dr. Michael Lanning, Greater Atlantic Regional Fisheries Office)

12:00 p.m. Open Period for Public Comment Opportunity for the public to provide brief comments on issues relevant to Council business but not listed on this agenda (please limit remarks to 3-5 minutes)

12:15 Lunch Break

1:30 Whiting Committee Report (Mark Gibson)

3:30 Research Steering Committee Report (Mark Alexander)

3:45 Council Research Priorities (Staff)

4:15 Cooperative Research Program Review (Northeast Fisheries Science Center)

Thursday, April 20, 2017

8:30 a.m. Council Programmatic Review (Executive Director Tom Nies)

9:30 Atlantic Herring Committee Report (Peter Kendall)

12:30 p.m. Lunch Break

1:30 Atlantic Herring Committee Report Continued

2:00 Industry-Funded Monitoring (IFM) Omnibus Amendment (Carrie Nordeen, GARFO)

4:00 Other business

This meeting will be recorded. Consistent with 16 USC 1852, a copy of the recording is available upon request.