Meeting Notice

Agenda

Terms of Reference – Overfishing levels (OFLs) and acceptable biological catch (ABC) recommendations for Georges Bank yellowtail flounder for fishing years 2018 and 2019

Groundfish Discussion

Groundfish Presentation

A.1 The Council’s Risk Policy Road Map (2016), that includes the Risk Policy Statement and Implementation Plan, see pp. 4-5 and 10-12

A.2 Presentation: Overview of the 2017 TRAC assessment of Georges Bank yellowtail flounder (NEFSC staff)

A.3 Presentation: Groundfish Plan Development Team Report (NEFMC staff)

A.4 DRAFT TRAC Stock Assessment Report for GB yellowtail flounder for 2017 (July 2017)

A.5 Transboundary Resources Assessment Committee (TRAC) Status Report for GB yellowtail flounder (August 2017)

A.6 Memo from PDT to SSC re GB yellowtail flounder ABCs, including a memo from the Scallop PDT (August 4, 2017)

A.7 Risk policy matrix for GB yellowtail flounder (August 4, 2017)

A.8 Background: Memo from Groundfish PDT to SSC re GB yellowtail flounder ABCs, including a Memo from the Scallop PDT (August 4, 2016)

A.9 Background: 2017-2018 SSC ABC and OFL recommendations for GB yellowtail flounder (August 22, 2016 Memo from SSC to Tom Nies)

A.10 Report from the SSC Sub-Group on Quantifying Substantial Change in the GB yellowtail flounder empirical assessment (August 4, 2017)

A.11 Research Steering Committee meeting summary, March 23, 2017 (see pp. 8-10)

A.12 Final Project Report: Northeast Multispecies Fishery Flatfish Bycatch and Market Analysis (Cadrin et al., 2016)

Skate Discussion

Skate Presentation

2.0 Terms of Reference for Northeast Skate Complex MSY and ABC recommendations for fishing years 2016 and 2017.

2.1 August XX, 2017 memo from Skate Plan Development Team to SSC – NE Skate Complex ABCs for FY 2018 - 2019

2.2 Memo from the NEFSC. Re: Update of Skate Stock Status Based on NEFSC Bottom Trawl Survey Data through Autumn 2016/Spring 2017

2.3 Sulikowski et al. Evaluating the Condition and Discard Mortality of Winter Skate, Leucoraja ocellata, Following Capture and Handling in the Sink Gillnet Fishery

2.4 Risk Policy Matrix for Skates

2.5 Other Business