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Please Note: The business for this meeting will be conducted over the course of two days – Tuesday and Wednesday – instead of three as originally scheduled.

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

10:00 a.m. Introductions and Announcements (Chairman Dr. John Quinn)

10:05 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 (NEFSC), Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council, Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC), U.S. Coast Guard, NOAA Enforcement

11:35 Industry-Funded Monitoring (GARFO, NEFSC)

* Special Event: In support of this agenda item, GARFO and NEFSC are hosting a vendor show from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Harbor’s Edge Room at the Sheraton Harborside featuring 13 monitoring service providers. This event is intended to help industry members familiarize themselves with available at-sea, electronic, and portside monitoring options.

12:05 Skate Committee Report (Dr. Matt McKenzie)

12:30 p.m. Lunch Break

1:45 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)

2:00 Habitat Committee Report (Doug Grout)

4:30 Research Steering Committee Report (Mark Alexander)

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

9:00 a.m. Closed Session (Dr. John Quinn)

9:15 Council Program Review (Executive Director Tom Nies)

9:45 Northeast Trawl Advisory Panel (Terry Stockwell)

10:15 Electronic Monitoring (Mark Hager, Dr. Steve Kennelly)

11:00 Groundfish Performance Report (Dr. Tammy Murphy, NEFSC)

12:00 Scientific and Statistical Committee Report (Jason McNamee)

12:30 p.m. Lunch Break

1:45 Groundfish Committee Report (Terry Stockwell)

4:30 Other Business

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