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Tuesday, September 24, 2013

8:30 a.m. Closed Session to Discuss Scientific and Statistical Committee Appointments

8:45 Introductions and Announcements

8:50 Swearing-in of New and Reappointed Council members (John Bullard, NOAA/NMFS Regional Administrator)

9:00 Election of 2013-2014 Council Officers

10:00 Joint Habitat/Groundfish Committee Report

11:30 Overview of Amendment 7 to the Highly Migratory Species FMP

12:00 p.m. Enforcement Committee Report

12:15 Lunch Break

1:15 Transboundary Resources Assessment Committee (TRAC) Report

2:00 Scientific and Statistical Committee

3:15 Transboundary Management Guidance Committee (TMGC) Report

4:30 Red Crab

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

8:30 Groundfish Committee Report

12:30 p.m. Lunch Break

1:30 Scallop Committee Report

3:30 Monkfish Committee Report

Thursday, September 26, 2013

8:30 a.m.Reports on Recent Activities Reports on Recent Activities Council Chairman

and Executive Director; NOAA/NMFS Regional Administrator, NOAA General Counsel, Northeast Fisheries Science Center (overview of SAW/SARC 57, summer flounder and striped bass) and Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council liaisons; also representatives of the U.S. Coast Guard, NOAA Enforcement, the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission, and the Northeast Regional Ocean Council; the NEFMC ABC Control Rule and Electronic Monitoring Working Groups will provide reports at this time

9:15 Open Period for Public Comments

9:45 Skate Committee Update

10:15  Herring Committee Report

12:00 Lunch Break

1:00 At-Sea Monitoring

2:00 NOAA/NMFS Vessel Upgrade Baseline Amendment Proposal

2:30 Initial Discussion of the NEFMC’s 2014 Management Priorities

3:00 Other Business