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MAFMC February 2023 Meeting in Washington, DC

The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council will meet February 7-9, 2023 in Washington, DC. This will be an in-person meeting with a virtual option. Please see the February 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 covered each day.

Tuesday, February 7

  • Executive Committee Meeting (Closed Session – Ricks E Savage Award)
  • Update from NOAA Fisheries Assistant Administrator, Janet Coit
  • Monkfish Framework Adjustment 13 & Research Set-Aside Priorities
  • Update on Ongoing Work of the “Squid Squad”
  • Illex Permit Action Follow-Up
  • Lessons Learned – Piloting an Automatic Jigging Machine in Southern New England Squid Fisheries (Longfin)

Wednesday, February 8

  • Highly Migratory Species Update
  • Overview of Bluefish and Spiny Dogfish Research Track Assessments
  • Atlantic Large Whale Take Reduction Team Update
  • Financial Disclosure and Recusal Presentation
  • Atlantic Surfclam and Ocean Quahog Industry Presentation on SCEMFIS Survey
  • Atlantic Surfclam and Ocean Quahog Species Separation Requirements Amendment – Review FMAT Action Plan and Advisory Panel Recommendations
  • NEFSC Cost Survey for Commercial Fishing Businesses Presentation
  • Marine Resource Education Program Overview
  • Northeast Trawl Advisory Panel Update

Thursday, February 9

  • Business Session

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

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