The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council’s (Council) Mackerel, Squid, and Butterfish Advisory Panel will hold a public meeting on February 10, 2014 from 2 p.m. until 5p.m. The meeting will be held via webinar.
The purpose of the meeting is to gather input from the Advisory Panel on upcoming Council actions, primarily Framework 9 to the Atlantic Mackerel, Squid, and Butterfish Fishery Management Plan. Framework 9 addresses concerns about slippage events on observed fishing trips. Slippage events occur when all or a portion of a haul is released before observers can document/sample the catch. Although issues not contained in this notice may be discussed, those issues may not be the subject of formal action during this meeting.
The background materials for the AP meeting are the same as Tab 2 for the Council meeting: http://www.mafmc.org/briefing/february-2014.