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Tuesday, December 1, 2015

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

9:05 Reports on Recent ActivitiesCouncil Chairman and Executive Director, NOAA 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, the U.S. Coast Guard, NOAA Enforcement, and the Northeast Regional Ocean Council

11:15 Spiny Dogfish Report

12:30 p.m. Lunch Break

1:30 Open Period for Public Comments

1:45 Overview and Discussion of the Northeast Fisheries Science Center’s (NEFSC) Strategic Plan

2:15 Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC) Report

3:45 Ecosystem-based Fisheries Management (EBFM) Committee Report

**Public scoping hearing on Amendment 22 to the Northeast Multispecies (Groundfish) Fishery Management Plan** at 5:30 or immediately following adjournment of the Council meeting

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

8:30 a.m.Skate Committee Report

9:15 Thorny Skate Update

9:45 Groundfish Committee Report

12:30 p.m. Lunch Break

1:30 Groundfish Report/Framework Adjustment 55

Thursday, December 3, 2015

8:30 a.m. Finalize NEFMC Management Priorities for 2016

10:00 Atlantic Coastal Cooperative Statistics Program (ACCSP) Briefing

10:45 Research Steering Committee Report

11:00 Scallop Committee Report

12:00 p.m. Lunch Break

1:00 Scallop Committee Report

3:00 Other Business