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Tuesday, November 15, 2016

9:00  a.m. Introductions and Announcements (Chairman Dr. John Quinn)

9:05  Reports on Recent Activities
Council Chairman, Council Executive Director, NOAA’s Greater Atlantic Regional Fisheries Office Regional Administrator, NOAA General Counsel, Northeast Fisheries Science Center, Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council, Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission, U.S. Coast Guard, NOAA Enforcement

10:30  VMS/Enforcement Committee Report (Terry Alexander)

11:00  Skate Committee Report (Dr. Matt McKenzie)

12:00  p.m. Presentation on Draft Amendment 5b to the 2006 Consolidated Highly Migratory Species (HMS) Fishery Management Plan to End Overfishing and Rebuild Dusky Sharks (NMFS HMS staff)

12:30  Lunch Break

1:45  Monkfish Committee Report (Vincent Balzano)

3:00  Small Mesh Multispecies (Whiting) Committee Report (Mark Gibson)

3:45  Habitat Committee Report (Dr. John Quinn)

5:30  Public Hearing on Draft Amendment 5b to the 2006 Consolidated HMS Plan Following Council Adjournment (NMFS HMS staff)

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

8:30  a.m.Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC) Report (Dr. Jake Kritzer)

9:30  Scallop Committee Report (Mary Beth Tooley)

12:00  p.m.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 (please limit remarks to 3-5 minutes)

12:15  Lunch Break

1:30  Groundfish Committee Report (Terry Stockwell)

4:30  National Standard 1 Guidelines (Deb Lambert, NMFS staff)

Thursday, November 17, 2016

8:30 a.m.  2017 Council Priorities – Final Action (Executive Director Tom Nies)

10:30  Observer Safety Program Review (Jane DiCosimo, NMFS)

11:00  Atlantic Herring Committee Report (Peter Kendall)

12:30 p.m.Lunch Break

1:30  Atlantic Herring Committee Report Continued

3:45  Other business