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MAFMC April 2023 Meeting Details

The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council will meet Tuesday, April 4 – Thursday, April 6, 2023 in Durham, North Carolina. This will be an in-person meeting with a virtual option. Please see the April 2023 Council Meeting Page for webinar details, public comment deadlines, briefing materials (as they become available), and other updates.

A detailed agenda is available here. Below is an overview of the main topics to be addressed each day.

Tuesday, April 4th

  • Executive Committee Meeting (Closed Session) – SSC Membership, Award of Excellence nominations
  • Short-Term Forecasts of Species Distributions for Fisheries Management Project Results
  • East Coast Climate Change Scenario Planning – update from February 2023 East Coast Scenario Planning Summit

Wednesday, April 5th

  • Illex Squid: Review 2023 Specifications and Set 2024-2025 Specifications (MSB Committee of the Whole)
  • Illex Squid Permit Action Follow-Up (MSB Committee of the Whole)
  • Habitat Activities Update – aquaculture, wind, other projects
  • Ocean City Video Boat Count Project Results
  • Update from ACCSP on Atlantic Recreational Data Implementation Plan
  • Marine Recreational Information Program Update
  • Scup Federal Recreational Season – review recent ASMFC Board recommendation and consider similar Council action
  • 2023 Mid-Atlantic State of the Ecosystem Report
  • NOAA Draft National Seafood Strategy

Thursday, April 6th

  • Business Session
  • Other Business and General Public Comment

Questions? Contact Mary Sabo,, (302) 526-5261.

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