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Tuesday January 26, 2016

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

9:05  Reports on Recent Activities Council 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, U.S. Coast Guard, and NOAA Enforcement

11:30  Sea Scallop Committee Report

12:00 p.m. 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 for formal discussion (speakers are asked to sign up beforehand and limit remarks to between 3-5 minutes)

12:15 Lunch Break

1:30 Risk Policy Working Group

2:00 Atlantic Herring Committee Report

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

8:30 a.m. Overview of NOAA Fisheries Fishery Dependent Data Project

9:30 Observer Policy Committee Report

12:00 p.m. Lunch Break

1:15 Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC) Report

2:00  Groundfish Committee Report

3:30 Review NOAA’s Draft Guidance for Conducting Catch Share Program Reviews

Thursday, January 28, 2016

8:30 Small Mesh Multispecies Committee Report

9:30 Presentation on the Northeast Region’s Revised Stock Assessment Process

10:30 Other Business