Tuesday, June 20, 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 Whiting Committee Report (Mark Gibson)

10:45 Monkfish Committee Report (Vincent Balzano)

11:15 Groundfish Committee Report (Terry Stockwell)

12:00 p.m. Lunch Break

1:15 Groundfish Committee Report Continued

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

8:30 a.m. Stock Assessment Improvement Plan Presentation (Dr. Patrick Lynch, NMFS)

9:30 Best Scientific Information Available Guidance (Dr. Patrick Lynch)

10:00 Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC) Report (Jason McNamee)

10:30 Stock Assessment Improvement Plan and Best Scientific Information Available (Tom Nies)

10:45 Ecosystem-Based Fishery Management Report (John Pappalardo)

11:15 Skate Committee Report (Dr. Matt McKenzie)

12:15 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)

12:30 Lunch Break

1:45 Scallop Committee Report (Mary Beth Tooley)

4:15 Fishery Dependent Data Visioning Project Presentation (Barry Clifford, GARFO)

Thursday, June 22, 2017

8:30 a.m. Standardized Bycatch Reporting Methodology (SBRM) (GARFO)

9:00 Habitat Committee Meeting, Committee of the Whole (Dr. John Quinn)

11:30 Habitat Committee Report (Dr. John Quinn)

12:30 p.m. Lunch Break

1:30 Habitat Committee Report Continued

2:30 Conflict of Interest Policy Directives (NOAA General Counsel)

3:15 Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (MSA) (Tom Nies)

4:15 Other business

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