June 2018 Council Meeting

June 5-7, 2018

DoubleTree by Hilton Philadelphia Center City
237 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107-5686
Telephone 215-893-1600

Meeting Materials: Briefing documents will be posted below as they become available.

Public Comments: Written comments must be received by Wednesday, May 23 to be included in the Council meeting briefing book. Comments received after this deadline but before 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 31, 2018 will be posted as “supplemental materials” on the Council meeting web page. After that date, all comments must be submitted using an online comment form available at available at http://www.mafmc.org/public-comment.

Webinar: For online access to the meeting, enter as a guest at: http://mafmc.adobeconnect.com/june2018.       

Agenda Overview and Briefing Materials

Meeting materials will be posted below as they become available. Final briefing tabs and the compiled briefing book will be available by Tuesday, May 29. Supplemental materials will be posted by Monday, June 1. 

Tuesday, June 5th

9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Executive Committee (Closed Session) - Advisory Panel Appointments

10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Surfclam/Ocean Quahog Committee – Atlantic Surfclam and Ocean Quahog Excessive Shares Amendment

12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Lunch

1:30 p.m. Council Convenes

1:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Law Enforcement Report

  • NOAA Office of Law Enforcement
  • US Coast Guard

2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Surfclam/Ocean Quahog 2019 Specifications

3:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Mackerel Framework – Meeting 2 (Final Action)

  • Briefing Materials (Tab 4) - to be posted

4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Atlantic Herring Amendment 8 Public Hearing
Peter Kendall, Herring Committee Chair

Wednesday, June 6th

9:00 a.m. Council Convenes

9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Chub Mackerel Amendment

  • Briefing Materials (Tab 6) - to be posted

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Summer Flounder Commercial Issues Amendment

  • Briefing Materials (Tab 7) - to be posted

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Lunch

1:00 p.m.- 1:30 p.m. Estimating and Reducing the Discard Mortality Rate of Black Sea Bass in Offshore Recreational Rod-and-Reel Fisheries
Douglas Zemeckis

  • Briefing Materials (Tab 8) - to be posted

1:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Northeast Observer Program
NEFSC

  • Briefing Materials (Tab 9) - to be posted

2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Update on NMFS Climate Strategy and Overview of Recent Research
Vince Saba, NMFS

3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Mid-Atlantic Coastal Acidification Network Monitoring Plan
Sherilyn Lau, EPA

4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Regulatory Review Results 

  • Briefing Materials (Tab 12) - to be posted

Thursday, June 7th

9:00 a.m. Council Convenes

9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Aquaculture in the Northeast
GARFO Staff

  • Briefing Materials (Tab 13) - to be posted

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