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Tuesday, June 19, 2012

9:00 a.m. Introductions and Announcements (Chairman Rip Cunningham)

9:05 Reports on Recent Activities

Council Chairman, Executive Director, Acting NMFS Regional Administrator (to include a brief discussion about the possible establishment of a Standard Bycatch Reporting Methodology Committee and Confidentiality Proposed Rule Update), NOAA General Counsel, Northeast Fisheries Science Center and Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council liaisons, and representatives of the U.S. Coast Guard, NMFS Enforcement/VMS, and the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission

1:00 Update on a New Amendment to address Standard Bycatch Reporting Methodology inNEFMC Fishery Management Plans

12:00 p.m.Lunch Break

1:15 Briefing on New Social Science Data Collection Efforts Initiated by the NE FisheriesScience Center

2:00 Habitat Committee Report

3:00 Climate Change and Fisheries

4:15 Consolidated Highly Migratory Species FMP, Scoping for Amendment 7

5:00 Public Listening Session

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

8:30 a.m. Herring Committee Report

12:15 Lunch

1:15 Herring Agenda Items - Con'td for the remainder of the day

Thursday, June 21, 2012

8:30 a.m. Monkfish Committee Report

9:00 Whiting Committee Report

9:30 Groundfish Committee Report

12:15 p.m. Lunch Break

1:15 Groundfish Con'td

4:30 Other Business