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Meeting Notice

1. Meeting memo and agenda

2. Presentation: Council staff 

3. Amendment 23/Groundfish Monitoring:
a. Presentation: Council Staff
b. Draft Amendment 23 Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS)
c. Draft Amendment 23, Volume II - Appendices
d. Amendment 23 Public Hearing Document with Fishery Profiles
e. Summary of Public Comments       
     1. Public Hearing Meeting Summaries      
     2. Written Public Comments
f. Draft report “Evaluating the Impact of Inaccurate Catch Information on New England Groundfish Management” (Kerr et al) and Sub-Panel SSC peer review report   

4. Petition for Rulemaking on Atlantic Cod
a. CLF Petition for Rulemaking to End Overfishing and Rebuild Cod
b. Supplement to CLF Cod Petition
c. Correspondence: GARFO to NEFMC re CLF Petition
d. Second Supplement to CLF Cod Petition
e. Draft letter for review, Council Staff (to be provided)

5. Framework Adjustment 61/Specifications and Management Measures
a. Memo from Groundfish PDT to SSC re Georges Bank yellowtail flounder ABCs, including a memo from the Scallop PDT, Aug. 21, 2020
b. Memo from Groundfish PDT to SSC re developing a white hake rebuilding plan, Aug. 21, 2020
c. TRAC Status Report 2020 – Georges Bank Yellowtail Flounder
d. TRAC Status Report 2020 – Eastern Georges Bank Cod
e. TRAC Status Report 2020 – Eastern Georges Bank Haddock
f. Presentation: TRAC 2020 Summary (U.S. TRAC Co-Chair/NEFSC) (to be provided if available)
g. Presentation: TMGC 2020 Summary (U.S. TMGC Co-Chair)

6. Groundfish Catch Share Review
a. Northeast Multispecies Catch Share Review-Final Draft, completed by working group b. Groundfish PDT meeting summary, May 6, 2020
c. Sub-Panel of the SSC review report, Sep. 16, 2020

7. Meeting Summaries
a. Groundfish Advisory Panel, meeting motions, Aug. 18, 2020
b. Groundfish Committee, meeting motions, Aug. 19, 2020
c. Groundfish Advisory Panel, draft meeting motions, Sep. 21, 2020 (to be provided)

8. Correspondence