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MAFMC October Agenda *Squid, Mackerel, Butterfish Committee will be reviewing Amendment 14 analyses and developing recommendations for preferred alternatives

Council Meeting in Galloway, NJ:  October 11-13, 2011

The public is invited to attend the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council's October 2011 meeting to be held at the Dolce Seaview, 401 South New York Road, Galloway, NJ 00820, Telephone 609-652-1800.  Below is the meeting agenda.  NOTE:  For online access to the meeting, register at: 

https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/142391040.  Once registered you will receive an email confirming your registration with the information you need to join the Webinar.


Tuesday, October 11

8:30 - 10:30 a.m.        Research Set-Aside Committee Meeting       

  • Review staff evaluation of RSA Program
  • Recommend changes to RSA Program to address scientific and administrative issues

10:30 - Noon          Squid, Mackerel, Butterfish Committee

  • Review Amendment 14 analyses and develop recommendations for preferred alternatives

Noon - 1:00 p.m.    LUNCH

1:00 - 5:00 p.m.      Squid, Mackerel, Butterfish Committee (Cont'd)        

  • Review Amendment 14 analyses and develop recommendations for preferred alternatives

5:00 - 6:00 p.m.      Listening Session


Wednesday, October 12

8:30 - 9:30 a.m.         Executive Committee (CLOSED SESSION)                                     

  • Ricks E Savage Award

9:30 a.m.                   Council convenes

9:30 - 9:45 a.m.         Swearing in of New Council Member

9:45 - 11:00 a.m.       Squid, Mackerel, Butterfish Amendment 14 DEIS Alternatives

  • Approve Amendment 14 document for public hearings

11:00 - Noon             SBRM Presentation - Paul Rago (NMFS)

  • Receive report of 3-year SBRM review

12:00 - 1:00 p.m.       Lunch

1:00 - 3:00 p.m.         Amendment 17 to the Summer Flounder, Scup, Black Sea Bass FMP

  • Review draft alternatives to address spatial/regional management of the recreational black sea bass fishery

3:00 - 4:30 p.m.          Spiny Dogfish Committee as a Committee of the Whole

  • Review SSC and Spiny Dogfish Monitoring Committee recommendations for 2012
  • Adopt recommendations for 2012 management measures

4:30 - 5:30 p.m.          Scoping Presentation on Consolidated HMS FMP -

                                    Jennifer Cudney   (NMFS)


Thursday, October 13

8:30                             Council Convenes

8:30 - 9:30 a.m.          RSA Program Review Report

  • Discuss/adopt recommended changes to RSA Program

9:30 - 1:00 p.m.          Business Session

  • Approval of August Minutes
  • Actions from  August

                                    Organizational Reports

  • NMFS Regional Administrator
  • NMFS NEFSC Director
  • NOAA Office of General Counsel
  • Federal Enforcement Officials (NMFS and USCG)
  • ASMFC Executive Director

                                    Liaison Reports

  • New England Council
    • South Atlantic Council

                                    Executive Director's Report - Dr. Moore

  • Review and approve amended SOPPs

                                    Science Report - Mr. Seagraves

  • National SSC Report

                                    Committee Reports

  • SSC
  • HMS
  • Executive Committee

Continuing and New Business

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