The Council’s Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC) will meet on May 7-8, 2019. The meeting is scheduled to begin at 10:00 a.m. on May 7 and conclude by 12:00 p.m. on May 8. The purpose of this meeting is 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 will review and provide feedback on the development of the Council’s 2020-2024 Strategic Plan. The SSC will also review and approve guidelines for how the SSC selects an appropriate coefficient of variation (CV) for the overfishing limit (OFL) in its ABC-setting process. In addition, the SSC may take up any other business as necessary. Meeting materials will be posted to this page as they become available.