Tuesday, January 24, 2017

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

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

10:45  Monkfish Report (Vincent Balzano)

11:00  Industry-Funded Monitoring (IFM) Omnibus Amendment (Carrie Nordeen, GARFO)

12:00 p.m. Lunch Break

1:15 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)

1:30  Atlantic Herring Committee Report (Peter Kendall)

5:00  Skate Scoping Hearing (Dr. Matt McKenzie)

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

8:30  a.m.Closed Session (Dr. John Quinn)
Consult on Scientific and Statistical Committee appointments for 2017-2019

8:45  Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) (Brian Hooker)

9:45  Cooperative Research Review (Dr. Jon Hare, NEFSC)

10:10  Lenfest Fishery Ecosystem Task Force (Lenfest staff)

11:00  Ecosystem-Based Fishery Management Report (John Pappalardo)

12:00 p.m.Lunch Break

1:30  Stock Assessment Workshop (SAW)/Stock Assessment Review Committee (SARC) Report (Dr. Jim Weinberg)

2:30  Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC) Report (Jason McNamee)

3:15  Groundfish (Terry Stockwell)

Thursday, January 26, 2017

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

9:30  Fishery Dependent Data Visioning Project (Barry Clifford, GARFO)

10:30  Marine Mammal Commission (MMC) (Rebecca Lent, MMC)

12:00 p.m. Other Business

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