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Tuesday, June 18, 2013

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

9:10  Reports on Recent Activities

Council Chairman, Executive Director, NMFS Regional Administrator, NOAA General Counsel, Northeast Fisheries Science Center and Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council liaisons, and representatives of the U.S. Coast Guard, NOAA Enforcement and the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission

10:30 Herring Committee Report

12:30 p.m.Lunch Break

1:40 Open Period for Public Comments

2:00 Update on the Status of Atlantic Sturgeon

2:45 Overview of a Porposed Mussel Farm off MA

3:30 Summary of the 2013 Monkfish Operational Stock Assessment Update

4:00 Scientific and Statistical Committee Report

5:00 Adjourn for the Day

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

8:30 a.m. Adding ACE Trades to Net Revenue Estimates

9:30 Groundfish Committee Report

11:00 Habitat Committee Report

11:15 Joint Habitat/Groundfish Committee Report

12:15 p.m. Lunch Break

1:30 Joint Habitat/Groundfish Committee Report Continued Until the Meeting Adjourns for the Day


6:15 (est.)Post-Meeting Presentations: Defining the Ecological Impacts of Spiny Dogfish in Southern New England (Dr. James Sulikowski, University of New England)

Thursday, June 20, 2013

8:30 a.m.Transboundary Management Guidance Committee Report

10:00 Enforcement Committee Report

10:30 Monkfish Committee Report

 11:45 Lunch Break

12:45 Overview of the Northeast Regional Ocean Council’s Planning Initiatives and Council Discussion

1:30 Standard Bycatch Reporting Methodology (SBRM) Report

3:00 Other Business