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Witch Flounder / Groundfish

1.0 Terms of Reference

1.1 The Council’s Risk Policy Road Map (2016), that includes the Risk Policy Statement and Implementation Plan, see pp. 4-5 and 10-12.

1.2 Presentation: Overview of the 2016 benchmark stock assessment of witch flounder (NEFSC staff)

1.3 Presentation: PDT report (Council staff)

1.3b PDT Presentation – Quota Change Model

1.4 Memo from PDT to SSC re witch flounder OFLs/ABCs (January 13, 2017)

1.5 Risk policy matrix for witch flounder (January 11, 2017)

1.6 62nd Northeast Regional Stock Assessment Workshop (62nd SAW) Assessment Summary Report, NEFSC, Ref Doc. 17-01 (January 2017), also available at:

1.7 Summary peer review report for SAW/SARC 62, also individual available at:

1.8 DRAFT Stock assessment report for witch flounder for 2016 (November 2016), the final version may be distributed if available. Available at: SAW 62 Witch Flounder Assessment Report

1.9 Memo from SSC to Tom Nies, 2016-2018 SSC ABC and OFL recommendations for witch flounder (January 22, 2016)

National Standard 1 Guidelines

2.1 NEFMC to NMFS, NSG1 Comment Letter

2.2 Redline NS1 Final Rule

2.3 2016 NS1 Final Rule

2.4 Presentation: Summary of 2016 Revisions

EBFM Background Materials

Presentation FEP Development

1. eFEP Development

2. Draft Operational Framework and Operating Models to support an Example Fishery Ecosystem Plan for Georges Bankprepared by the Ecosystem Based Fishery Management Plan Development Team