May 7-8, 2019 SSC Meeting

The Council’s Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC) met on May 7-8, 2019 to review the most recent survey and fishery data and the previously recommended 2020 acceptable biological catch (ABC) for Atlantic mackerel, butterfish, longfin squid, Illex squid, Atlantic surfclam and ocean quahog. The SSC reviewed and provided feedback on the development of the Council’s 2020-2024 Strategic Plan. The SSC also reviewed guidelines for how the SSC selects an appropriate coefficient of variation (CV) for the overfishing limit (OFL) in its ABC-setting process.

Meeting Materials

Atlantic Mackerel, Squid, and Butterfish

Atlantic Surfclam and Ocean Quahog

2020-2024 Mid-Atlantic Council Strategic Plan

OFL CV Guidelines