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Tuesday, April 24, 2012

9:00 a.m. Introductions and Announcements (Chairman Rip Cunningham)

9:05 Reports on Recent Activities

Council Chairman, Executive Director, Acting NMFS Regional Administrator (to include a brief discussion about the possible establishment of a Standard Bycatch Reporting Methodology Committee), NOAA General Counsel, Northeast Fisheries Science Center and Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council liaisons, and representatives of the U.S. Coast Guard, NMFS Enforcement/VMS, and the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission

10:45 Review of Experimental Fishery Permit (EFP) Applications

11:00 Discuss and Possibly Modify Council Priorities for 2012

1:15 Revise NEFMC Policies

1:30 Scallop Committee Report

3:00 Enforcement Committee

4:15 Public Listening Session

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

8:30 a.m. Protected Resources Issues

9:45 Monkfish Committee Report

10:15 Summary of the Assessment and Data Updates for 13 Northeast Groundfish Stocks through 2010

11:15 Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC) Report

1:00 Groundfish Committee Report

6:00 *** Public Hearing to Review Draft Amendment 5 to the Atlantic Herring FMP ***

Thursday, April 26, 2012

8:30 a.m. Whiting Committee Report

10:00 Habitat Committee Report

1:15 Spiny Dogfish Fishery Management Plan Report

1:45 Update - Amendment 5 to the Atlantic Herring FMP

3:30 Other Business