The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council's (MAFMC) Ecosystem and Ocean Planning (EOP) Committee with Advisory Panel (AP) will hold a public meeting on Friday, October 6, 2017. The meeting will begin at 10:00 a.m. and conclude no later than 3:00 p.m. The meeting will be held via webinar with a telephone-only connection option.
The purpose of the meeting is to review the final list of risk elements to be evaluated by the Council as part of its Ecosystem Approach to Fisheries Management. At this meeting, the EOP Committee and Advisors will provide final rankings of the risk elements that will be communicated to the full Council at its October meeting in Riverhead, NY. Once adopted, the prioritized risk matrix will be used by the Council to inform its future work and scientific research plans.