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Tuesday, September 26, 2017

9:00 a.m. Introductions and Announcements (Chairman Dr. John Quinn)

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

9:15 Election of 2017-2018 Officers

9:45 Reports on Recent Activities - Council Chairman, Council Executive Director, Greater Atlantic Regional Fisheries Office (GARFO) Regional Administrator, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) General Counsel, Northeast Fisheries Science Center (NEFSC), Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council, Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission, U.S. Coast Guard, NOAA Enforcement, Northeast Trawl Advisory Panel

11:15 Whiting Committee Report (Mark Gibson)

12:30 p.m. Lunch Break

1:45 Whiting Committee Report Continued

2:15 Atlantic Herring Committee Report (Peter Kendall)

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

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

9:15 Scientific and Statistical Committee Report (Jason McNamee)

10:00 Transboundary Management Guidance Committee (TMGC) (Terry Stockwell)

11:00 Open Period for Public Comment
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)

11:15 Groundfish Committee Report (Terry Stockwell)

12:15 p.m. Lunch Break

1:45 Groundfish Committee Report Continued

3:45 Skate Committee Report (Dr. Matt McKenzie)

Thursday, September 28, 2017

8:30 a.m. 2018 Council Priorities – Initial Discussion (Executive Director Tom Nies)

9:30 Scallop Committee Report (Mark Alexander)

11:00 Ecosystem-Based Fishery Management Committee Report (John Pappalardo)

11:45 Habitat (Dr. John Quinn)

12:15 p.m. Lunch Break

1:30 Council Program Review Update (Executive Director Tom Nies)

2:00 Research Steering Committee Report (Mark Alexander)

2:15 Standardized Bycatch Reporting Methodology (SBRM) (GARFO, NEFMC staff)

3:00 Other business
The Council may go into closed session following other business to discuss ongoing litigation.

This meeting will be recorded. Consistent with 16 USC 1852, a copy of the recording is available upon request.