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Tuesday, April 23, 2013

9:00 a.m. Closed Session to Discuss Scientific and Statistical Committee Membership and Nominees Qualifications, no public participation

10:00 Introductions and Announcements

10:10 Reports on Recent Activities

Council Chairman, Executive Director (report to include further details about the ABC Control Rule Working Group), NMFS Regional Administrator, NOAA General Counsel, Northeast Fisheries Science Center and 
Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council liaisons, and representatives of the U.S. Coast Guard, NOAA Enforcement/VMS, the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission and the Northeast Regional Ocean Council

11:45 Open Period for Public Comments

12:15 p.m. Lunch Break

1:15 Summary of the Recent Stock Assessment Workshop/Stock Assessment Review Committee (SAW/SARC 56) Meetings

2:00 Transboundary Management Guidance Committee Report

2:30 Groundfish Committee Report

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

8:30 a.m. Habitat Committee Report

9:15 Groundfish Committee Report - continued from the previous day

  • 12:00 p.m. Lunch Break
  • 1:00 Groundfish Committee Report

    Thursday, April 25, 2013

    8:30 a.m. Monkfish Committee Report

    9:30 Scallop Committee Report

    11:00 Enforcement Committee Report

    11:30 NOAA Fisheries Standard Bycatch Methodology Report

    12:15 p.m. Lunch Break

    1:15 Summary of the NOAA Fisheries Regional Administrator’s Listening Session Meetings, August 2012 – February 2013 (John Bullard, NOAA/NMFS Regional Administrator)

    2:15 Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act Reauthorization

    Initial discussion to outline Council reauthorization priorities for further development and use as guidance at the upcoming Council Coordination Committee meeting in May 2013

    3:15 Other Business