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Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council to Hold Hybrid Meeting in August

The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council will meet August 8-11, 2022 in Philadelphia, PA. This meeting will be conducted as a hybrid meeting, with options to participate in person at the The Notary Hotel (21 N. Juniper Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107, 215-496-3200) or virtually via Webex webinar. A portion of the meeting will be conducted jointly with the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission’s Bluefish Management Board and Summer Flounder, Scup, Black Sea Bass Management Board.

Please see the August 2022 Council Meeting Page for webinar connection instructions, 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.

Monday, August 8 (beginning at 3:00 p.m.)

Joint with ASMFC Bluefish Management Board

  • Bluefish 2023 Specifications Review
  • Bluefish FMP Review (Board Only)

Tuesday, August 9

Joint with ASMFC Summer Flounder, Scup, and Black Sea Bass Management Board

  • EAFM Recreational Summer Flounder Management Strategy Evaluation
  • Summer Flounder 2023 Specifications Review
  • Scup 2023 Specifications Review
  • Black Sea Bass 2023 Specifications Review
  • Summer Flounder, Scup, and Black Sea Bass Fishery FMP Review (Board Only)

Wednesday, August 10

  • BOEM Guidance for Mitigating Impacts of Offshore Wind Energy Projects on Commercial and Recreational Fisheries
  • Presentation: Community Offshore Wind Project
  • East Coast Climate Change Scenario Planning
  • Ecosystem and Ocean Planning Committee/Advisory Panel Report on Potential Designation of Hudson Canyon National Marine Sanctuary
  • Update on New England Fishery Management Council Activities Affecting Mid-Atlantic
  • Butterfish 2023 – 2024 Specifications
  • Report on Illex Squid Research Track Assessment Process
  • Illex Preliminary 2023 Specifications
  • Update on Illex Permit Amendment (Amendment 22 to the Mackerel, Squid, Butterfish FMP)
  • Acknowledgement of Outgoing Council Members

Thursday, August 11

  • Swearing In of New and Reappointed Council Members
  • Election of Officers
  • Business Session

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

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