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Dec
6
9:00 AM09:00
SSC

December 2018 Scientific and Statistical Committee Meeting (Webinar)

The Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC) will meet via webinar on Thursday, December 6th from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. During the webinar, the SSC will receive a report from the Surfclam Overfishing Limit (OFL) Working Group (WG) regarding any recommendations the WG may develop for the SSC to consider regarding a review of 2019 and 2020 Surfclam OFLs and Acceptable Biological Catch (ABC). The WG report and an SSC report with any recommendations will then be provided to the Council for their deliberations at the February 2019 Council meeting. Additional information and briefing materials will be available on this page prior to this meeting.

Webinar Information

Webinar link: http://mafmc.adobeconnect.com/dec_6_sscwebinar/
To participate, the audio connection is by telephone only. Telephone instructions are provided upon connecting, or you can call direct: 800-832-0736, Rm: *5939710#.

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Nov
18
9:00 AM09:00

Summer Flounder Allocation Peer Review Meeting

The Council will convene a peer review panel consisting of members of the MAFMC’s Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC) and other outside experts, to review a summer flounder allocation model project. The meeting will be held on Friday, November 18, 2016 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the DoubleTree by Hilton BWI Airport (890 Elkridge Landing Rd, Linthicum Heights, MD 21090; telephone: (410) 859-8400.)

The MAFMC contracted the development of this project to inform consideration of potential changes to the allocation of annual catch and landings limits between the commercial and recreational sectors of the summer flounder fishery. This analysis aims to determine which allocations would maximize benefits to the commercial and recreational sectors. The results of this project and peer review are scheduled to be presented to the MAFMC in December 2016.

Meeting Materials

These meetings are physically accessible to people with disabilities.  Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aid should be directed to M. Jan Saunders, (302) 526-5251, at least 5 days prior to the meeting date.

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Mar
29
10:00 AM10:00
SSC

SSC Meeting (Webinar)

The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council's Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC) will meet via webinar on Tuesday March 29 beginning at 10 a.m.

The purpose of the meeting is to set a specification of ABC for blueline tilefish for federal waters off the Northeastern United States (north of the Virginia-North Carolina border).

Webinar Link: http://mafmc.adobeconnect.com/ssc_march29_2016/ - There will be listen-in computer access but the only way to participate is to call in via phone.  Phone connection information pops up when you join the webinar. You can also call in directly:  800-832-0736  Room: *7833942#.

Public access to the webinar will also be provided at the Council's offices located at 800 N. State Street, Suiter 201, Dover, DE.

Meeting Materials

This meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aid should be directed to M. Jan Saunders, (302) 526-5251, at least 5 days prior to the meeting date.

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Mar
15
to Mar 16
SSC

March 2016 SSC Meeting

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

All documents for this meeting will be posted at http://www.mafmc.org/ssc-meetings/2016/march-15-16

This meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aid should be directed to M. Jan Saunders, (302) 526-5251, at least 5 days prior to the meeting date.

Questions? Contact Rich Seagraves - rseagraves@mafmc.org, (302) 526-5259.

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Feb
23
10:00 AM10:00
SSC

SSC Scientific Uncertainty Subcommittee Meeting

  • DoubleTree by Hilton Baltimore-BWI Airport (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council’s Scientific Uncertainty Subcommittee of the Scientific and Statistical Committee will meet on Tuesday, February 23, 2016, beginning at 10 a.m. and concluding by 4 p.m. The meeting will at the DoubleTree by Hilton Baltimore-BWI Airport; 890 Elkridge Landing Rd, Linthicum Heights, MD 21090

The purpose of the meeting is to conduct a peer review of recent analyses conducted by the Northeast Regional Stock Assessment Southern Demersal Working Group(SDWG) relative to stock delineation in the population dynamics models being developed for the northern stock (Cape Hatteras, North Carolina to Maine) of black sea bass (Centropristis striata).  The results of this review will help guide the SDWG in the treatment of issues related to specification of spatial stock structure in the operating model for this species. 

Meeting Materials

This meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aid should be directed to M. Jan Saunders, (302) 526-5251, at least 5 days prior to the meeting date.

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Nov
24
1:00 PM13:00
SSC

SSC Meeting

The SSC will meet via webinar on November 24, 2015 to review alternative methods for addressing missing 2014 survey data for spiny dogfish and to determine if any adjustment to its OFL/ABC recommendations for spiny dogfish are appropriate.

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Sep
16
to Sep 17
SSC

SSC Meeting

  • Double Tree by Hilton Annapolis (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council's (MAFMC) Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC) will meet on Wednesday and Thursday, September 16-17, 2015 from 9 a.m. on September 16 and conclude by 2 PM on September 17. The meeting will be held at the Double Tree by Hilton Annapolis, 210 Holiday Court, Annapolis, MD21401; telephone: (410) 224-3150.

Special Accommodations
These meetings are physically accessible to people with disabilities.  Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aid should be directed to M. Jan Saunders, (302) 526-5251, at least 5 days prior to the meeting date.

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Sep
10
9:00 AM09:00
SSC

SSC Scientific Uncertainty Subcommittee Meeting

  • Hilton Baltimore –BWI Airport (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Scientific and Statistical Committee's (SSC) Scientific Uncertainty Subcommittee will hold a public meeting on Thursday, September 10, 2015 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Double Tree by Hilton Baltimore –BWI Airport, 890 Elkridge Landing Road, Linthicum, Maryland, 21090; telephone: (410)-859-8400.

The purpose of the meeting is to conduct a peer review of a scientific analysis submitted to the SSC at its July 2015 meeting concerning the use of data limited methods to specify the overfishing limit and acceptable biological catch for the northern stock (Cape Hatteras, North Carolina to Maine) of black sea bass (Centropristis striata).  Pending the results of this review, this information/analysis may be used by the SSC in setting catch limits for this species for the fishing years 2016-2017.

Special Accommodations
These meetings are physically accessible to people with disabilities.  Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aid should be directed to M. Jan Saunders, (302) 526-5251, at least 5 days prior to the meeting date.

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May
13
to May 14
SSC

SSC Meeting

The meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities.  Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to M. Jan Saunders at the Mid-Atlantic Council Office (302) 526-5251 at least five days prior to the meeting date.

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Mar
18
to Mar 19
SSC

SSC Meeting

  • Pier V Hotel - Baltimore, MD (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities.  Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to M. Jan Saunders at the Mid-Atlantic Council Office (302) 526-5251 at least five days prior to the meeting date.

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Sep
17
to Sep 18
SSC

SSC Meeting

The Council's Scientific and Statistical Committee will meet September 17 - 18 at the Admiral Fell Inn in Baltimore, MD. For more information, contact Rich Seagraves

Agenda 

Wednesday September 17, 2014

1:00 p.m. Review Multi-year ABC for spiny dogfish (Armstrong/Rago)

2:00 p.m. Open Discussion with NEFSC Leadership - MAFMC Risk Policy, Stock Assessment Tier Assignments, and Addressing MAFMC Research Needs (Boreman/Rago/Didden)

5:00 p.m. Adjourn

Thursday September 18, 2104

9:00 a.m. SUN Subcommittee Report on Rumble Strip Analyses (Wilberg)

10:00 a.m. Discuss Forage Fish White Paper (Houde/Gaichas/Seagraves)

11:00 a.m. Topics for Fifth National SSC Workshop (Boreman)

11:30 a.m. New Business

12:00 p.m. Adjourn

 

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Jul
23
to Jul 24
SSC

SSC Meeting

The Council's Scientific and Statistical Committee will meet on Wednesday and Thursday, July 23-24, 2014 at the Admiral Fell Inn in Baltimore, MD. The meeting will begin at 9:00 a.m. on July 23 and conclude by 2:00 p.m. on July 24.

Agenda items to be discussed at the SSC meeting include: 2015 ABC recommendation for bluefish; review fishery performance reports and multi-year ABC specifications for summer flounder, scup and black sea bass; review policy white paper on forage fish management; update on research plan development; and black sea bass research track assessment.

For more information, contact Rich Seagraves

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Mar
12
to Mar 13
SSC

SSC Meeting

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Sep
17
to Sep 18
SSC

Scientific and Statistical Committee Meeting

  • Admiral Fell Inn, Baltimore, MD (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Agenda items to be discussed at the SSC meeting include:

  • Review multi-year ABC specifications for spiny dogfish, bluefish, summer flounder, scup and black sea bass;
  • Make ABC recommendations for up to three years (2014-2016) for summer flounder, scup and black sea bass;
  • Review SUN Subcommittee criteria for establishing and evaluating multi-year ABC recommendations; discuss research priorities for 2014;
  • Discuss potential topics for the fifth National SSC Workshop;
  • Review proposed ABC specification protocol for forage fish; and
  • Provide peer review of recent paper on changes in fish distribution in response to ocean warming.   

Meeting Materials 

Special Accommodations

The meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities.  Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to M. Jan Saunders at the Mid-Atlantic Council Office (302) 526-5251 at least five days prior to the meeting date.

 
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