October 2016 Council Meeting

Tuesday, October 4, 2016 - Thursday, October 6, 2016

Stockton Seaview Hotel
401 South New York Road, Galloway, NJ 08205
Telephone 609-652-1800

Webinar: For online access to the meeting, enter as a guest at: http://mafmc.adobeconnect.com/october2016.

Agenda Overview and Briefing Materials

Tuesday, October 4th

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Executive Committee Meeting (Tab 1) - Review 2016 and proposed 2017 implementation plans

12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Lunch

1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. River Herring and Shad Committee Meeting (Tab 2) 

Wednesday, October 5th

9:00 a.m. Council Convenes

9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Blueline Tilefish Framework – Meeting 1 (Tab 3)

10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Law Enforcement Reports

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Spiny Dogfish Specifications (Tab 4) - Review 2017 specifications

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Lunch

1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. New Jersey Special Management Zone (SMZ) Consideration (Tab 5) - Review Monitoring Team Report for SMZ designation of 13 NJ artificial reefs

2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. River Herring and Shad Stocks in the Fishery (See Tab 2) - Review committee recommendations and decide whether to develop an amendment to add RH/S as Council-managed stocks

4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Council Communication and Outreach Plan (Tab 6)

Thursday, October 6th

9:00 a.m. Council Convenes

9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Draft Environmental Assessment for Amendment 10 to the Highly Migratory Species (HMS) FMP (Tab 7)Jennifer Cudney – HMS, NMFS

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