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Tuesday, September 29, 2015

8:30 a.m. Introductions and Announcements (Council Chairman Terry Stockwell)

8:35 New and reappointed Council Member Swearing-in (John Bullard, GARFO Regional Administrator)

8:45 Election of 2015-2016 Council Officers

9:30 Reports on Recent Activities (Terry Stockwell)

Council Chairman and Executive Director, NOAA Regional Administrator (Greater Atlantic Region), NOAA General Counsel, Northeast Fisheries Science Center and Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council liaisons, and representatives of the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission, U.S. Coast Guard, and NOAA Enforcement

11:45 Open Period for Public Comments

12 p.m.Lunch Break

1:00 Herring Committee Report

2:30 Observer Committee Report

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

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

9:15 Transboundary Management Guidance Committee (TMGC) Report

10:45 Groundfish Committee Report

12:15 p.m.Lunch Break

1:15 Groundfish Committee Report continued

Thursday, October 1, 2015

8:30 a.m.Briefing on NOAA Fisheries’ Ecosystem-Based Fisheries Management Strategy Report

9:30 Habitat Committee Report

11:00 Discuss the Council’s 2016 Management Priorities

12 p.m.Lunch Break

1:00 Scallop Committee Report

2:30 Small Mesh Multispecies Program Report

4:00 Skate Committee Report

4:30 Other Business