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New England Fishery Management Council to Meet This Week

This week’s meeting of the New England Fishery Management Council includes a variety of important topics for both commercial and recreational fisheries in New England.

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Tuesday, February 1, 2022

  • 10:00 a.m. Reports on Recent Activities – Council Chair, Council Executive Director, Greater Atlantic Regional Fisheries Office (GARFO) Regional Administrator, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) General Counsel, Northeast Fisheries Science Center (NEFSC), Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC), Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC), U.S. Coast Guard, NOAA Enforcement, Northeast Trawl Advisory Panel (NTAP)
  • 12:00 p.m. Skate Committee Report (Scott Olszewski)
  • 12:30 Lunch Break
  • 1:45 Ecosystem-Based Fishery Management (EBFM) Report (John Pappalardo)
  • 2:15 Habitat Committee Report (Council Chair Eric Reid)
  • 4:30 Closed Session (Council Chair Eric Reid)

Wednesday, February 2, 2022

  • 9:00 a.m. Scallop Committee Report (Melanie Griffin)
  • 10:30 Atlantic Sturgeon Bycatch Working Group (Spencer Talmage, GARFO)
  • 11:15 International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) (Rick Bellavance; Sarah McLaughlin, NOAA Fisheries)
  • 12:00 p.m. Open Period for Public Comment – Opportunity for the public to provide brief comments on issues relevant to Council business but not listed on this agenda (please limit remarks to 3-5 minutes)
  • 12:15 Lunch Break
  • 1:30 Congressional Update (Dave Whaley)
  • 2:30 Atlantic Mackerel (Jason Didden, Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council staff)
  • 3:15 East Coast Climate Change Scenario Planning (Staff)

Thursday, February 3, 2022

  • 9:00 a.m. Groundfish Committee Report (Rick Bellavance; Dr. Russ Brown, NEFSC; Dr. Erik Chapman, UNH; Dr. Lisa Kerr, GMRI)
  • 12:30 p.m. Lunch Break
  • 1:30 Groundfish Committee Report Continued
  • 3:30 Other Business
    • Approve Council comment letter on the American Conservation and Stewardship Atlas, which is part of the America the Beautiful initiative under Executive Order 14008;
    • approve Council comment letter on the five-year review of the nomination for Hudson Canyon National Marine Sanctuary;
    • address other business as needed

This meeting will be recorded. Consistent with 16 USC 1852, a copy of the recording is available upon request.

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