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Tuesday, April 21, 2015

9:00 a.m. Introductions and Announcements (Council Chairman Terry Stockwell)

9:05 Closed Session (Terry Stockwell) Approve additional Scientific and Statistical Committee appointments for 2015-2017

9:15 Reports on Recent Activities Council Chairman and Executive Director, NOAA Fisheries Regional Administrator (Greater Atlantic Region), NOAA General Counsel, Northeast Fisheries Science Center and Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council liaisons, and representatives of the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission, U.S. Coast Guard, NOAA Enforcement, and the Northeast Regional Planning Body

10:30 Annual Overview of the Magnuson-Stevens Act Provisions on Council Member Financial Disclosure and Recusal Requirements

11:00 Observer Committee Report

11:30 Monkfish Committee Report

12:00 Open Period for Public Comments (Terry Stockwell) Opportunity for the public to provide brief comments on issues that are relevant to Council business but not listed on this agenda for formal discussion (speakers are asked to sign up beforehand and limit remarks to between 3-5 minutes)

12:15 p.m. Lunch Break

1:15 Groundfish Committee Report

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

8:00 a.m. Overview of a NOAA Fisheries proposed rule to revise the guidelines for National Standard (NS) 1, 3, and 7 of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act

9:00 Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC) Report

9:30 Ecosystem Based Fisheries Management Comittee Report

11:00 Habitat Committee Report

12:30 p.m.Lunch Break

1:30 Habitat Committee Report

Thursday, April 23, 2015

8:00 a.m.Habitat Committee Report

12:00 p.m. Lunch Break

5:30 Other Business

6:00 Adjourn meeting