Jun
14
10:30 AM10:30

Saltonstall-Kennedy Grant Program - Public Feedback Webinar

The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold a meeting to get public feedback on the Saltonstall-Kennedy Grant Program. The meeting will be held via webinar on Friday, June 14, 2019 at 10:30 AM. 

The purpose of this meeting is to obtain public feedback and recommendations from fishing community constituents on ways to improve communications, dissemination, and utilization of results achieved through projects funded by the Saltonstall-Kennedy (S-K) Grant Program. Each year, S-K awards approximately $10 million to fisheries research and development projects (up to $300,000 per project). These projects are selected based on criteria used to determine how well they address the needs of fishing communities, demonstrate direct benefits to U.S. fishing industries (including both commercial and recreational fisheries), and involve fishing community participation.

Join the Webinar

The link to attend the feedback session is https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/891746301

If you prefer to have audio over the phone, you can dial in using your phone. The phone number is (669) 224-3412, Access Code: 891-746-301. If you are new to the GoToMeeting technology and would like to get the app/software beforehand, please select the following link: https://global.gotomeeting.com/install/891746301

Contact

  • Cliff Cosgrove, S-K Program Manager (clifford.cosgrove@noaa.gov, 301-427-8736)

  • Jorge Fraga (jfraga@jrdandassociates.com, 305-609-6175)

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Jun
24
1:30 PM13:30

Northeast Regional Marine Fish Habitat Assessment Steering Committee Meeting (Webinar)

The Northeast Regional Marine Fish Habitat Assessment Steering Committee will meet via webinar on June 24, from 1:30 to 4:30 PM. The purpose of this meeting will be to approve the changes to the workplan recommended at our last meeting, finalize the workplan, and ensure next steps are completed so that work can begin on July 1.

Webinar Details:

Webinar Link: http://mafmc.adobeconnect.com/habsteerjune2019/

Telephone instructions are provided upon connecting, or call direct: 800-832-0736, Room: *9294759#.

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Jul
9
9:00 AM09:00

MSB Monitoring Committee

The Mackerel, Squid, and Butterfish Monitoring Committee will meet via webinar to discuss options for potential modifications to the 2020 river herring and shad (RH/S) cap for the Atlantic mackerel fishery.

Details will be posted closer to the meeting.

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Aug
13
to Aug 15

August 2019 Council Meeting – Philadelphia, PA

  • Courtyard Philadelphia Downtown (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Council will meet August 13-15, 2019 in Philadelphia, PA. The meeting will be held at the Courtyard Philadelphia Downtown (21 N. Juniper St., Philadelphia, PA 19107, 215-496-3200). Additional information will be posted on this page as it becomes available. Please note that the start time listed above are subject to change. Check back on this page for updates.

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Sep
9
to Sep 11
SSC

Scientific and Statistical Committee Meeting – September 2019

  • Royal Sonesta Harbor Court Baltimore (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC) will meet on September 9-11, 2019. The meeting will be held at the Royal Sonesta, 550 Light Street, Baltimore, MD 21202, Telephone: 410-234-0550. Please note that the start and end times listed above are subject to change. A detailed meeting agenda and meeting materials will be posted prior to the meeting. Please check back on this page for updates.

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Oct
7
to Oct 10

October 2019 Council Meeting

  • Durham Convention Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Council will meet October 7-10, 2019 in Durham, NC. The meeting will be held at the Durham Convention Center (301 W. Morgan St., Durham, NC 27701, 919-956-9404), Lodging for the meeting will be at the Durham Marriott Center City (201 Foster St, Durham, NC 27701, 919-768-6000). Additional information will be posted on this page as it becomes available.

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Jun
3
1:00 PM13:00
May
21
5:30 PM17:30

2020-2024 Strategic Plan Port Meeting: Fort Monroe, VA

  • Virginia Marine Resources Commission (New Location) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Mid-Atlantic Council will hold a series of public meetings to seek additional feedback on the development of their 2020-2024 Strategic Plan. The public is invited to attend this meeting in Fort Monroe, VA to provide feedback on performance relative to the 2014-2018 Strategic Plan, as well as to identify recommendations, challenges, and opportunities for the next five years. In addition, participants will review preliminary results of the strategic planning stakeholder survey conducted earlier this year.

For more information on the development of the 2020-2024 Strategic Plan, click here.

Background Documents

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May
21
9:00 AM09:00

Atlantic Mackerel, Squid, and Butterfish Monitoring Committee (Webinar)

The Council's Atlantic Mackerel, Squid, and Butterfish (MSB) Monitoring Committee will meet via webinar to develop recommendations for future MSB specifications (including the mackerel fishery’s river herring and shad cap). Those recommendations will be considered by the Council at separately-noticed future meetings. An agenda and background documents will be posted to this page prior to the meeting.

Webinar Connection

Background Documents

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May
20
1:00 PM13:00

Ecosystems and Ocean Planning and River Herring/Shad Joint Advisory Panel Meeting (Webinar)

The Mid-Atlantic Council’s Ecosystems and Ocean Planning and River Herring/Shad Advisory Panels (APs) will meet jointly via webinar to provide recommendations on the Council’s 2020-2024 strategic plan. This discussion will be followed by a River Herring/Shad AP discussion of recent river herring/shad catch cap performance and related issues.

Webinar Connection

Background Documents

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May
20
1:00 PM13:00

NEFSC: Assessment Oversight Panel (AOP) Meeting for Monkfish, Scup, Bluefish, and Black Sea Bass

  • NOAA Fisheries Northeast Fisheries Science Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The following bulletin was released by NOAA Fisheries:

The Northeast Fisheries Science Center would like to inform you of the 2019 stock assessments. During these assessments we will use existing models and data sources to evaluate stock health. Our data come from a variety of sources, including recreational and commercial fishermen, fish dealers, fishery observers, and research surveys.

There will be several sets of assessments conducted this year, and the assessment process begins for Scup, Bluefish, Black Sea Bass, and Monkfish on Monday May 20, 2019 with a panel review of scientific information and assessment plans (details below). After this plan review, the assessments will be conducted and later peer reviewed in 2019. 

What:  Assessment Oversight Panel (AOP) meeting for Monkfish, Scup, Bluefish, and Black Sea Bass.

When: May 20, 2019, 1-4 PM

Where:  166 Water Street, Woods Hole, MA

Attending In Person: Go to the main building at 166 Water Street to sign in and receive your parking pass. Put the parking pass on your front dashboard with your contact information.

Attending Remotely: If you would like to participate in the meeting remotely, there will be a webinar and call in options.

To join the meeting remotely: https://noaast.adobeconnect.com/may2019aop/
Call In:  877-653-6612; Participant Code: 8116908

Questions?

Contact Michele Traver, Northeast Fisheries Science Center, 508-525-7080

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May
13
10:00 AM10:00

Surfclam and Ocean Quahog Catch Share Program Review Oversight Team (Webinar)

The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council’s Surfclam and Ocean Quahog Catch Share Program Review Oversight Team will meet via webinar to discuss the findings of the Surfclam and Ocean Quahog Catch Share Program Review Report, review public comment received on the Review Report, and to recommend any next steps to the Council.

Agenda

The meeting agenda is as follows:

  • 10:00 am Introductions

  • 10:15 am Review summary of comments received

  • 10:30 am Discuss next steps for the Council to consider

  • 12:00 pm Adjourn

Webinar Connection

Webinar: http://mafmc.adobeconnect.com/scoqmay13ot/

Audio: Audio connection information should display upon entering the meeting room, or participants can dial 800-832-0736 and use conference room number 9294759.

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May
10
9:00 AM09:00

Commercial eVTR Framework FMAT Meeting (Webinar)

The Fishery Management Action Team (FMAT) for the Commercial eVTR Framework will meet via webinar on Friday, May 10, from 9:00 am-11:00 am to discuss document development, regulatory implications, and outreach efforts.

About FMAT Meetings

FMAT meetings are working meetings of Council, NOAA Fisheries, and Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission staff. The Council typically posts announcements of FMAT meetings to the calendar on the Council’s website, sometimes with very little notice. Detailed agendas and information on the meeting location and how to connect via phone or webinar (if available) are not posted but may be obtained by contacting Council staff prior to the meeting. FMAT members may discuss topics listed on the agenda in any order and may also discuss topics not listed. Members of the public may attend FMAT meetings, or listen to the meetings if they are broadcast, but should not expect to participate in the discussion unless the FMAT chair invites public input during a specified public comment period to be noted at the beginning of the meeting. Work carried out by the FMAT is considered during committee and/or Council meetings, during which public comments are encouraged.

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May
9
6:00 PM18:00

SAFMC Scoping Webinar: Adding Bullet and Frigate Mackerel to the Dolphin Wahoo Fishery Management Plan

The South Atlantic Fishery Management Council is considering adding bullet mackerel and frigate mackerel to the Dolphin Wahoo FMP as ecosystem component species, acknowledging the role the two currently unmanaged species play as important prey for both dolphin and wahoo.      

The South Atlantic Council has scheduled two public scoping meetings to gather public input on this issue:

Learn more about upcoming public hearing and scoping meetings at: http://safmc.net/safmc-meetings/public-hearings-scoping-meetings/

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May
7
6:00 PM18:00

SAFMC Scoping Webinar: Adding Bullet and Frigate Mackerel to the Dolphin Wahoo Fishery Management Plan

The South Atlantic Fishery Management Council is considering adding bullet mackerel and frigate mackerel to the Dolphin Wahoo FMP as ecosystem component species, acknowledging the role the two currently unmanaged species play as important prey for both dolphin and wahoo.      

The South Atlantic Council has scheduled two public scoping meetings to gather public input on this issue:

Learn more about upcoming public hearing and scoping meetings at: http://safmc.net/safmc-meetings/public-hearings-scoping-meetings/

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May
7
5:30 PM17:30

2020-2024 Strategic Plan Public Webinar

The Mid-Atlantic Council will hold a series of public meetings to seek additional feedback on the development of their 2020-2024 Strategic Plan. The public is invited to attend this webinar meeting to provide feedback on performance relative to the 2014-2018 Strategic Plan, as well as to identify recommendations, challenges, and opportunities for the next five years. In addition, participants will review preliminary results of the strategic planning stakeholder survey conducted earlier this year.

For more information on the development of the 2020-2024 Strategic Plan, click here.

Webinar Connection

Background Documents

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May
6
5:30 PM17:30

2020-2024 Strategic Plan Port Meeting: Toms River, NJ

  • Ocean County Administrative Building, Room 119 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Mid-Atlantic Council will hold a series of public meetings to seek additional feedback on the development of their 2020-2024 Strategic Plan. The public is invited to attend this meeting in Toms River, NJ to provide feedback on performance relative to the 2014-2018 Strategic Plan, as well as to identify recommendations, challenges, and opportunities for the next five years. In addition, participants will review preliminary results of the strategic planning stakeholder survey conducted earlier this year.

For more information on the development of the 2020-2024 Strategic Plan, click here.

Background Documents

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May
3
10:00 AM10:00

Summer Flounder, Scup, and Black Sea Bass Advisory Panel Meeting (Webinar)

The Council’s Summer Flounder, Scup, and Black Sea Bass AP will meet on Friday, May 3 from 10AM-11:30AM via webinar to provide comments on the development of the Council’s 2020-2024 strategic plan. The AP will review preliminary results of a recent strategic planning stakeholder survey, provide comments on the performance of the 2014-2018 strategic plan, and provide recommendations for priorities for the 2020-2024 plan.

Webinar Connection

Meeting Materials

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May
2
12:30 PM12:30

lllex Working Group with Mackerel, Squid, Butterfish Advisory Panel and Committee (Webinar)

The Mackerel, Squid, Butterfish (MSB) Committee and MSB Advisory Panel will meet with the Illex working group to help plan the steps needed to advance assessment and management of Illex squid.

Webinar

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Apr
25
9:30 AM09:30

Bluefish Advisory Panel Meeting (Webinar)

The Council’s Bluefish Advisory Panel (AP) will meet on Thursday, April 25, 2019 from 9:30 AM-11:00 AM via webinar to provide comments on the development of the Council’s 2020-2024 strategic plan. The AP will review preliminary results of a recent strategic planning stakeholder survey, provide comments on the performance of the 2014-2018 strategic plan, and provide recommendations for priorities for the 2020-2024 plan.

Webinar Connection

Meeting Materials

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Apr
24
6:00 PM18:00

2020-2024 Strategic Plan Port Meeting: Narragansett, RI

  • URI Bay Campus, Corless Auditorium (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Mid-Atlantic Council will hold a series of public meetings to seek additional feedback on the development of their 2020-2024 Strategic Plan. The public is invited to attend this meeting in Narragansett, RI to provide feedback on performance relative to the 2014-2018 Strategic Plan, as well as to identify recommendations, challenges, and opportunities for the next five years. In addition, participants will review preliminary results of the strategic planning stakeholder survey conducted earlier this year.

For more information on the development of the 2020-2024 Strategic Plan, click here.

Background Document

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Apr
23
9:30 AM09:30

Tilefish Advisory Panel Meeting (Webinar)

The Council’s Tilefish Advisory Panel (AP) will meet on Tuesday, April 23, 2019 from 9:30 AM-11:00 AM via webinar to provide comments on the development of the Council’s 2020-2024 strategic plan. The AP will review preliminary results of a recent strategic planning stakeholder survey, provide comments on the performance of the 2014-2018 strategic plan, and provide recommendations for priorities for the 2020-2024 plan.

Webinar Connection

Meeting Materials

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Apr
22
1:00 PM13:00

Spiny Dogfish Advisory Panel Meeting (Webinar)

The Council’s Spiny Dogfish Advisory Panel (AP) will meet on Monday, April 22, 2019 from 1:00 PM-2:30 PM via webinar to provide comments on the development of the Council’s 2020-2024 strategic plan. The AP will review preliminary results of a recent strategic planning stakeholder survey, provide comments on the performance of the 2014-2018 strategic plan, and provide recommendations for priorities for the 2020-2024 plan.

Webinar Connection

Meeting Materials

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Apr
19
9:30 AM09:30

Surfclam and Ocean Quahog Advisory Panel Meeting (Webinar)

The Council’s Surfclam and Ocean Quahog (SCOQ) Advisory Panel (AP) will meet via webinar on Friday, April 19, 2019 from 9:30AM-12:30PM. The purpose of the meeting is to create the 2019 fishery performance report to provide structured input from the SCOQ AP members to the Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC) and Council, for consideration at their May and June 2019 Meetings, respectively. The report is specifically used to contextualize catch histories for the SSC by providing information about fishing effort, market trends, environmental changes, and other factors. In addition, the Advisory Panel will be asked to provide feedback on the development of the Council’s 2020-2024 strategic plan, after reviewing the results of a recent strategic planning stakeholder survey.

Webinar Connection

Meeting Materials

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Apr
12
9:00 AM09:00

Atlantic Mackerel, Squid, and Butterfish Advisory Panel Meeting (Webinar)

The Council’s Atlantic Mackerel, Squid, and Butterfish (MSB) Advisory Panel (AP) will meet via webinar on Friday, April 12. The purposes of the meeting include: 1. To create a Fishery Performance Report, which facilitates structured input from AP members on the MSB specifications process for the Council and its Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC), and 2. Gather Advisory Panel feedback on the development of the Council’s 2020-2024 strategic plan, after reviewing the results of a recent strategic planning stakeholder survey. An agenda and background documents will be posted on this page prior to the meeting.

Input will be taken first on the strategic plan and then on the MSB fisheries.

Strategic Planning 1-pager

Strategic Planning Presentation and Presentation Recording

MSB Research Priorities

Butterfish Fishery Information Document

Illex Fishery Information Document

Longfin Fishery Information Document

Mackerel Fishery Information Document

Webinar Connection

The webinar can be accessed at: http://mafmc.adobeconnect.com/msb-ap-2019/.  Telephone instructions are provided upon connecting, or the public can call direct: 800-832-0736, Rm: *7833942#.

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Apr
2
1:00 PM13:00

Summer Flounder, Scup, and Black Sea Bass Advisory Panel Webinar

The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council and the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission will hold a joint webinar meeting of their Summer Flounder, Scup, and Black Sea Bass Advisory Panels. The purpose of this meeting is to discuss potential changes to commercial management measures, including the state-by-state commercial quota allocations managed by the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission, federal in-season closure regulations, and other measures. The Council recently initiated an amendment to consider these and other issues; however, they agreed to postpone development of management alternatives until later in the year after the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission’s Black Sea Bass Commercial Working Group has made further progress on options for revisions to the state-by-state commercial quota allocations.

Webinar Connection

To join the call, please dial: 1-888-585-9008, followed by the room number: 705-426-714

Please register for the webinar using the following link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6284668124316717836   

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Meeting Materials

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Mar
29
10:00 AM10:00

Northeast Regional Marine Fish Habitat Assessment Steering Committee Meeting

The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council is holding a meeting of the Northeast Regional Marine Fish Habitat Assessment Steering Committee to review a habitat science workplan. This will be an in person meeting with a listen-only webinar option.

Webinar Connection

The listen-only webinar for this meeting can be accessed at: http://mafmc.adobeconnect.com/habmarch2019/.

Meeting Materials

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Mar
25
9:00 AM09:00

Joint Commercial Advisory Panel Webinar for Commercial eVTR Omnibus Framework Action

The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold a public webinar meeting of its Advisory Panels (APs) for management plans requiring commercial permits (Mackerel, Squid, and Butterfish; Summer Flounder, Scup, and Black Sea Bass; Bluefish; Spiny Dogfish; Surfclam and Ocean Quahog; and Tilefish). The purpose of this meeting is for the APs to provide input on the upcoming Commercial Electronic Vessel Trip Report (eVTR) Omnibus Framework and associated topics. The Council will consider feedback provided by the AP at its April 2019 meeting, which will be the first framework meeting for this action.

Webinar Connection

Meeting Materials

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Mar
22
9:00 AM09:00

Tilefish Monitoring Committee Meeting (Webinar)

The Council’s Tilefish Monitoring Committee will meet via webinar on Friday, March 22, from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM.  The purpose of the meeting is for the Monitoring Committee to review the recommended annual catch limits, trip limits, discards and other management measures for the blueline and golden tilefish fisheries.

Webinar Information

Meeting Materials

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