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The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council’s Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC) will meet Wednesday, September 13, 2017 in Baltimore, MD. Webinar information, the agenda, and meeting materials are available at SSC. Dogfish will be discussed from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. The SSC will:

  • Receive a spiny dogfish data and fishery update; and
  • Review the 2018-2019 fishing year acceptable biological catch for spiny dogfish.


  • The Spiny Dogfish Advisory Panel met August 24, 2017 via webinar to review fishery performance and develop recommendations in preparation for the specifications review.
  • The Spiny Dogfish Monitoring Committee will meet via webinar on Wednesday, September 20, 2017 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. to review 2018 specifications and management measures. The committee will make appropriate recommendations at this time. Fishing year 2016-2018 specifications currently are in place for spiny dogfish but must be reviewed annually. Public comment will be accepted. Webinar and call-in information will be posted at Monitoring Committee.

Additional information is available at MAFMC.