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Tuesday, April 19, 2016

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

9:05 Reports on Recent Activities
Council Chairman, Executive Director, NOAA Fisheries Regional Administrator (Greater Atlantic Region Fisheries Office/GARFO), 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, and NOAA Enforcement

11:00 Updated Report on the Status of the Northeast Continental Shelf Ecosystem

12:00 p.m. Lunch Break

1:00 Overview of Recent Work on Assessing the Vulnerability of Fish Stocks to Climate Change

2:00 Ecosystem-Based Fisheries Management Committee Report

3:30 Draft National Bycatch Strategy

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

8:30 a.m. Small Mesh Multispecies Committee Report

9:15 Open Period for Public Comments (Terry Stockwell)
Opportunity for the public to provide brief comments on issues relevant to Council business but not listed on this agenda (individuals are asked to sign up beforehand and limit remarks to between 3-5 minutes)

9:45 Atlantic Herring Committee Report

12:00 p.m.Lunch Break

1:00 Omnibus Industry-Funded Monitoring Amendment

3:00 Sea Scallop Committee Report

Thursday, April 21, 2016

8:30 a.m. Habitat Committee Report

10:30 Overview of the draft Northeast Regional Ocean Plan

11:30 Discard Methodology Review

12:30 p.m.Lunch Break

1:30 Spiny Dogfish Trip Limits

2:30 Groundfish Committee Report

3:15 Other Business