August 2018 Council Meeting

Monday, August 13, 2018 - Thursday, August 16, 2018

Hilton Virginia Beach Oceanfront 
3001 Atlantic Ave., Virginia Beach, VA 23451, Telephone 757-213-3000

Agenda Overview and Briefing Materials

Monday, August 13th

1:00 p.m. Council Convenes

1:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. Swearing in of New and Reappointed Council Members

1:15 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Election of Officers

1:30 p.m.- 2:30 p.m. Illex Control Date and 2018 and 2019 Fishery

2:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Atlantic Mackerel Rebuilding Framework and 2019-2021 Specifications (including river herring and shad cap)

Tuesday, August 14th

9:00 a.m. Council Meeting with the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission’s Summer Flounder, Scup, and Black Sea Bass and Bluefish Boards

9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. MRIP Presentation on New Estimates, NMFS

11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Summer Flounder, Scup, and Black Sea Bass Framework and Addendum on Conservation Equivalency, Block Island Sound Transit, and Slot Limits (Framework Meeting 1)

12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Lunch

1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Black Sea Bass 2019 Specifications

3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Black Sea Bass Wave 1 Fishery and Letter of Authorization (LOA)

Wednesday, August 15th

9:00 a.m. Council Meeting with the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission’s Summer Flounder, Scup, and Black Sea Bass and Bluefish Boards

9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Summer Flounder 2019 Specifications

10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Scup 2019 Specifications Review

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Lunch

1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Bluefish 2019 Specifications

3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Bluefish Allocation Amendment

5:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. ASMFC Bluefish FMP Review

Thursday, August 16th

9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Responsible Offshore Development Alliance, Anne Hawkins

9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Draft Amendment 11 to the 2006 Consolidated Atlantic HMS FMP for Management of Shortfin Mako Sharks, NMFS

10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Business Session