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Tuesday, September 25, 2012

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

9:05 Swearing in of new and reappointed Council members (John Bullard, NOAA/NMFS Regional Administrator)

9:10 Election of 2012-2013 Council Officers

10:00 Reports on Recent Activities

Council Chairman, Executive Director, NMFS Regional Administrator, NMFS consultation on an upcoming proposed rule for an exempted spiny dogfish fishery, NOAA General Counsel, Northeast Fisheries Science Center and Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council liaisons, and representatives of the U.S. Coast Guard, NMFS Enforcement/VMS, Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission and the Northeast Regional Ocean Council

11:45 U.S. Coast Guard Report on Recent Activities Followed by Remarks from New First District Commander Rear Admiral Daniel Abel

12:15 p.m. Lunch Break

1:15  Review of the Northeast Fisheries Science Center’s Draft Strategic Plan

2:00  The Use of Sociocultural Information in the NEFMC process

Presentation of recent staff findings followed by Q and A and discussion

2:45  Spiny Dogfish Committee Report

3:15  Monkfish Committee Report

3:45  Enforcement Committee Report

4:15  Public Listening Session with NOAA/NMFS Regional Administrator John Bullard

5:15  Meeting Adjourned Until Wednesday Morning

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

8:30 a.m. Summary of the Findings of the 54th Stock Assessment Workshop/Stock Assessment Review Committee Meetings

9:15  Scientific and Statistical Committee Report

10:45  Herring Committee Report

12:15 Lunch

1:15  Herring Agenda Items - Con'td from morning session

2:15  Scallop Committee Report

3:45 Transboundary Resource Assessment Committee (TRAC) Report

4:45 Transboundary Management Guidance Committee (TMGC) Report

Thursday, September 27, 2012

8:00 a.m.Small Mesh Multispecies Control Date

8:30  Groundfish Oversight Committee Report

12:00 p.m.Lunch Break

1:00  Habitat Committee Report

2:30  Initial discussion of 2013 Management Priorities

3:30  Standardized Bycatch Reporting Methodology (SBRM) Report

4:30  Other Business