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Tuesday, September 20, 2016

9:00 a.m.  Introductions and Announcements (Chairman Terry Stockwell)

9:05  Swearing-in of New and Reappointed Council Members (John Bullard, Regional Administrator, GARFO)

9:15  Election of 2016-2017 Officers

10:15  Reports on Recent Activities - Council Chairman and Executive Director, Greater Atlantic Regional Fisheries Office (GARFO) Regional Administrator, NOAA General Counsel, Northeast Fisheries Science Center (NEFSC), Mid-Atlantic Council, Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission, U.S. Coast Guard, and NOAA Enforcement

12:00 p.m. Presentation on Draft Amendment 10 to the 2006 Consolidated Highly Migratory Species (HMS) Fishery Management Plan to Address Habitat Revisions (NMFS HMS staff)

12:30  Lunch Break

2:00  Open Period for Public Comments - Opportunity for the public to provide brief comments on issues relevant to Council business but not listed on this agenda (please limit  remarks to 3-5 minutes)

2:15  Small Mesh Multispecies Committee Report (Mark Gibson)

3:00  Atlantic Herring Committee Report (Peter Kendall)

4:45  Electronic Monitoring (EM) Pilot Program Progress Report (GARFO staff)

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

8:30 a.m.  Transboundary Resource Assessment Committee (TRAC) (Liz Brooks, NEFSC)

9:15  Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC) (Dr. Jake Kritzer)

10:15  Transboundary Management Guidance Committee (TMGC) (Terry Stockwell)

11:15  Groundfish Committee Report (Terry Alexander)

12:30 p.m.Lunch Break

1:45  Groundfish Committee Report Continued

3:30  Monkfish Committee Report (Vincent Balzano)

4:30  Atlantic Deep-Sea Red Crab Report (Jessica Joyce)

5:30 “Sustaining Sea Scallops” movie viewing hosted by Fisheries Survival Fund following NEFMC meeting adjournment

Thursday, September 22, 2016

8:30 a.m. 2017 Council Priorities – Initial Discussion (Executive Director Tom Nies)

9:30  Habitat Committee Report (Dr. John Quinn)

11:00  Scallop Committee Report (Mary Beth Tooley)

12:30 p.m.  Lunch Break

1:45  Scallop Committee Report Continued

2:15  Ecosystem-Based Fishery Management (EBFM) (John Pappalardo)

4:15  Other business