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Tuesday, January 29, 2019

9:00 a.m.Introductions and Announcements (Chairman Dr. John Quinn)

9:05 Reports on Recent Activities - Council Chairman, Council Executive Director, Greater Atlantic Regional Fisheries Office (GARFO) Regional Administrator, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) General Counsel, Northeast Fisheries Science Center, Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC), Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission, U.S. Coast Guard, NOAA Enforcement, Northeast Regional Ocean Council, Atlantic Large Whale Take Reduction Team Update

10:30 Ecosystem-Based Fishery Management (EBFM) (John Pappalardo)

12:30 p.m. Lunch Break

2:00 Open Period for Public Comment - Opportunity for the public to provide brief comments on issues relevant to Council business but not listed on this agenda (please limit remarks to 3-5 minutes)

2:15 Scallop Committee Report (Vincent Balzano)

3:15 Habitat Report (Doug Grout)

4:00 Decision-Making Under Uncertainty (Dr. Steve Cadrin, UMass Dartmouth SMAST)

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

9:00 a.m. Fishery Data for Stock Assessment Working Group (FDSAWG) (Dr. Steve Cadrin, working group chair)

10:00 Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC) Review of FDSAWG (Dr. Patrick Sullivan, SSC sub-panel chair)

11:00 Northeast Trawl Advisory Panel (Terry Stockwell)

11:45 Groundfish Committee Report Part 1 (Terry Stockwell)

12:30 p.m. Lunch Break

2:00 New England Recreational Fishing Workshops (Moira Kelly, GARFO; Jessica Joyce, Tidal Bay Consulting)

2:15 Recreational Fishing Issues (Executive Director Tom Nies)

3:15 Groundfish Committee Report Part 2 (Terry Stockwell)

3:45 International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) (Rick Bellavance)

4:15 Closed Session (Chairman Dr. John Quinn) - Consult on Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC) appointments for 2019-2021

Thursday, January 31, 2019

8:45 Council Member Recusals (Executive Director Tom Nies; NOAA General Counsel)

9:45 Research Set-Aside (RSA) Program Review (Dr. Mike Sissenwine)

11:00 Fisheries Allocation Policy Directive (Executive Director Tom Nies)

12:00 p.m. Atlantic Herring (Peter Kendall)

12:30 Other Business

This meeting will be recorded. Consistent with 16 USC 1852, a copy of the recording is available upon request.