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ASMFC SUMMER MEETING AGENDA

The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission’s annual summer meeting is scheduled to take place in Alexandria, VA, on August 4-6.
By ASMFC  |  June 24, 2015
ASMFC SUMMER MEETING AGENDA

The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission’s (ASMFC) annual summer meeting is scheduled to take place in Alexandria, VA, on August 4-6, 2015.The meeting is open to the public, and those unable to attend in person may sign up in advance for the webinar and follow along on their computer.

Preliminary Agenda
The agenda is subject to change. Bulleted items represent the anticipated major issues to be discussed or acted upon at the meeting. The final agenda will include additional items and may revise the bulleted items provided below. The agenda reflects the current estimate of time required for scheduled Board meetings. The Commission may adjust this agenda in accordance with the actual duration of Board meetings. Interested parties should anticipate Boards starting earlier or later than indicated herein.

August 4

8 - 10 AM

Executive Committee

  • Executive Director’s Annual Review (Closed Session)
  • Review Performance and Recommended Changes to Appeal Process
  • Review Recommended Changes to the Commission Guidance Documents
  • Review Recommended Changes to Advisory Panel and Law Enforcement Participation at Board Meetings
  • Review Conservation Equivalency Policy
  • Future Annual Meetings Update

10:15 - 11:45 AM

Atlantic Herring Section

  • Provide Guidance to Plan Development Team on Revising Proposed Spawning Protection Measures of Draft Amendment 3
  • Update on New England Fishery Management Council Actions

12:45 - 5 PM

American Lobster Management Board

  • Review and Consider Acceptance of the 2015 Benchmark Stock Assessment and Peer Review Panel Reports
  • Discuss Need for Management Response to the Benchmark Assessment
  • Discuss Possible Addendum Initiation to Prohibit All Mobile Gear in Closed Area II from June 15- October 31
  • Update on Lobster Trap Transfer Database
  • Review and Consider Final Approval of the Interstate Fishery Management Plan for Jonah Crab
  • Discuss New England Fishery Observer Program (Tentative)

August 5

8 - 8:45 AM

American Eel Management Board

  • Review and Consider Approval of Maine Eel Life Cycle Survey

9 - 10:30 AM

Tautog Management Board

  • Review and Consider Approval of the Draft Public Information Document for Amendment 1 to the Interstate Fishery Management Plan

9 - 10:30 AM

Atlantic Coastal Cooperative Statistics Program (ACCSP) Executive Committee

  • Status Report (Program and Committee Updates)
  • Independent Program Review Progress
  • APAIS Update
  • Governance Update
  • Executive Committee Membership Standard Operating Procedures

10:45 AM - 12:15 PM

ACCSP Coordinating Council

  • Status Report (Program and Committee Updates)
  • Independent Program Review Progress
  • Executive Committee Membership Standard Operating Procedures

1:15 - 2:45 PM

Atlantic Striped Bass Management Board

  • Review Technical Committee Report on Likelihood of Achieving Fishing Mortality Target with Final Implemented Regulations
  • Review Technical Committee Report on Fishing Mortality Reference Points for the Coastal and Discard Fleets Consistent with Chesapeake Bay Specific Fishing Mortality Reference Points
  • Review Progress on Management-level Projections Using the Chesapeake Bay and Coastal Fleet Reference Points
  • Review and Consider Approval of the 2015 FMP Review and State Compliance Reports

3 - 4:30 PM

Atlantic Menhaden Management Board

  • Update on Atlantic Menhaden Working Group Progress on Ecosystem-based Management Goals and Objectives
  • Update on Atlantic Menhaden Working Group Progress on Allocation
  • Discuss Quota Rollover Provisions of Amendment 2

August 6

8 - 10 AM

Interstate Fisheries Management Program Policy Board

  • Executive Committee Report
  • Review and Discuss Annual Performance of the Stocks
  • Review Management and Science Committee Report on Results of Forage Fish Management Provisions Survey
  • Review and Approve Revised Law Enforcement Committee Report on Guidelines for Resource Managers on the Enforceability of Management Measures
  • Atlantic Coastal Fish Habitat Partnership Report
  • Review of Non-compliance Findings (if necessary)

10 - 10:30 AM

Business Session

  • Consider Approval of Interstate Fishery Management Plan for Jonah Crab
  • Review Non-compliance Findings (if necessary)

10:45 AM - 12:15 PM

South Atlantic State/Federal Fisheries Management Board

  • Review and Consider Approval of the Draft Terms of Reference for the 2016 Benchmark Stock Assessments for Atlantic Croaker and Spot
  • Review the 2015 Traffic Light Analyses for Atlantic Croaker and Spot
  • Review and Consider Approval of the 2015 FMP Review and State Compliance Reports for Atlantic Croaker, Black Drum, and Red Drum
  • Discuss Extending the Provisions of Spanish Mackerel Addendum I for the 2015 Fishing Season and Possibly Beyond

Additional information including the 2015 Spring Meting summary can be found by visiting asmfc.org.

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