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Tuesday, June 21, 2016

9:00  Introductions (Council Chairman Terry Stockwell)

9:05  Reports on Recent Activities Council Chairman, Executive Director, NOAA Fisheries Regional Administrator (Greater Atlantic Regional Fisheries Office/GARFO), NOAA General Counsel, Northeast Fisheries Science Center and Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council liaisons, and representatives of the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission, U.S. Coast Guard, and NOAA Enforcement

10:15  Enforcement/VMS Committee Report

10:45  Open Period for Public Comments
Opportunity for the public to provide brief comments on issues relevant to Council business but not listed on this agenda (individuals are asked to sign up beforehand and limit remarks to between 3-5 minutes)

11:00  Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) Update

12:00  Lunch Break

1:30   Small Mesh Multispecies Committee Report

2:15  Review NOAA Fisheries’ Draft Northeast Climate Science Action Plan

3:15  Scientific and Statistical Committee Report (SSC)

4:15  Develop NEFMC Comments on the Climate Science Action Plan

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

8:30  Receive a Review of NOAA’s Proposed Rule to Designate Atlantic Sturgeon Critical Habitat

9:00  Scallop Committee Report

10:30  Groundfish Committee Report

12:00  Lunch Break

1:15  Groundfish Committee Report

2:30  Atlantic Herring Committee Report

4:15  Trawl Survey Advisory Panel Update

Thursday, June 23, 2016

8:30  Omnibus Industry-Funded Monitoring Amendment

10:30  Risk Policy Working Group Report

12:00  Lunch Break

1:15  NOAA’s Draft Guidance for Conducting Catch Share Program Reviews

1:45  Develop NEFMC Comments on the Northeast Regional Planning Body’s Draft Northeast Regional Ocean Plan

2:45  Other Business