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Sending comments? Written comments must be received at the NEFMC office no later than 8 a.m., Thursday, June 6, 2019 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, June 11, 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 (NEFSC), Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC), Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission, U.S. Coast Guard, NOAA Enforcement

10:45 Habitat Committee Report (Doug Grout)

12:15 p.m. 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)

12:30 Lunch Break

1:45 Atlantic Herring (Peter Kendall)

3:00 Scallop Committee Report (Vincent Balzano)

5:00 Research Set-Aside (RSA) Program Review (Dr. Mike Sissenwine)

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

8:30 a.m. NEFSC Fishery Monitoring and Research Division (Amanda McCarty, Anna Mercer, Amy Martins, NEFSC)

9:30 Small-Mesh Multispecies (Whiting) (Terry Alexander)

10:30 Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC) (Dr. Jason McNamee)

11:00 Groundfish Committee Report (Terry Stockwell)

12:30 p.m. Lunch Break

1:45 Groundfish Committee Report Continued

3:30 Addressing Recreational Fishing Issues (Executive Director Tom Nies)

4:00 Modern Fish Act (Sarah Heil, GARFO)

4:30 South Atlantic Electronic Vessel Reporting Requirements (NOAA Fisheries)

4:45 NOAA Fisheries Highly Migratory Species (HMS) Actions (Tom Warren, NOAA Fisheries)

5:15 Highly Migratory Species Advisory Panel, ICCAT (Rick Bellavance)

Thursday, June 13, 2019

8:30 a.m. Ecosystem-Based Fishery Management (EBFM) Committee Report (John Pappalardo)

10:30 Monkfish Report (Libby Etrie)

11:00 Commercial Electronic Vessel Trip Reports (eVTRs) (Staff)

11:30 Atlantic Large Whale Take Reduction Team (ALWTRT) (Mike Asaro, GARFO)

12:30 p.m. Lunch Break

1:30 Skate Committee Report (Dr. Matt McKenzie)

2:45 GARFO/NEFSC Joint Strategic Plan (Kim Damon-Randall, GARFO)

3:30 Other Business

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