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Sending comments? Written comments must be received at the NEFMC office no later than 8 a.m., Thursday, January 23, 2020 to be considered at this meeting. Please address comments to Council Chairman Dr. John Quinn or Executive Director Tom Nies at: NEFMC, 50 Water St., Mill 2, Newburyport, MA 01950. Email submissions should be sent to comments@nefmc.org.

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

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 (NEFSC), Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC), Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission, U.S. Coast Guard, and NOAA Enforcement

10:30 Habitat Committee Report (Eric Reid; Brian Hooker, BOEM)

11:45 Northeast Ocean Data Portal (Nick Napoli, NROC; Dr. Fiona Hogan, RODA)

12:30 p.m. Lunch Break

1:45 Seafood Market Development Options (Dr. Michael Rubino, NOAA Fisheries)

2:30 U.S. Scallop Delegation Visit to Hokkaido, Japan (Staff; GARFO)

3:00 Commercial Electronic Vessel Trip Reports (eVTRs) (Staff)

4:30 International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) (NOAA Fisheries)

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

8:30 a.m. Use of Sociocultural Information in NEFMC Process (Dr. Lindsey Williams, MIT Sea Grant)

9:15 Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC) (SSC Chair Dr. Jason McNamee)

10:15 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)

10:30 Groundfish Committee Report (Terry Stockwell)

12:30 p.m. Lunch Break

1:45 Groundfish Committee Report Continued (Terry Stockwell)

Thursday, January 30, 2020

8:30 a.m. Closed Session (Chairman Dr. John Quinn)

9:00 GARFO/NEFSC Joint Strategic Plan (Regional Administrator Mike Pentony)

9:30 NEFSC Annual Planning Process and Use of NEFMC Research Priorities (NEFSC Director Dr. Jon Hare)

10:30 Congressional Update (David Whaley)

11:15 Small-Mesh Multispecies (Whiting) Report (Rick Bellavance)

12:15 p.m. Lunch Break

1:15 Atlantic Herring Report (Peter Kendall)

1:35 Industry-Funded Monitoring (IFM) Amendment (Carrie Nordeen, GARFO)

2:05 Other Business

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