Mid-Atlantic Council Meets This Week In Riverhead, NY - The Fisherman

Mid-Atlantic Council Meets This Week In Riverhead, NY

The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC) will meet Tuesday, June 4 through Thursday, June 6 in Riverhead, NY. This will be an in-person meeting with a virtual option. Council members, other meeting participants, and members of the public will have the option to participate in person or virtually via Webex webinar. The meeting will be live streamed to the Council’s YouTube channel.

The three-day meeting will be held at Atlantis Banquets and Events at 431 East Main Street in Riverhead, NY on the east end of Long Island.  Please see the June 2024 Council Meeting Page for webinar details, briefing materials (as they become available), and other updates.

Public comments will be accepted from in-person and remote participants on all major agenda items listed below.

Tuesday, June 4

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Executive Committee (Closed Session): Advisory Panel appointments

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Lunch

1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Executive Committee (Open Session): 2025-2029 Strategic Plan Vision, Mission, and Goals

3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Summer Flounder Mesh Exemptions Framework/Addendum (Joint with ASMFC Summer Flounder, Scup, Black Sea Bass Board) – Consider addition of alternatives to revise Small Mesh Exemption Program review trigger

Wednesday, June 5

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Atlantic Surfclam and Ocean Quahog Species Separation Requirements Amendment – Final Action

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Lunch

1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. 2025 Chub Mackerel Specifications Review

1:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. 2025 Longfin Squid Specifications Review

2:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. 2025 Illex Squid Specifications Review

2:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Unmanaged Commercial Landings Report

3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. SSC’s Overfishing Limit (OFL) Coefficient of Variation (CV) Guidance Document

4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Acknowledgment of Outgoing Council Members

Thursday, June 6

9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Business Session

Committee Reports – Scientific and Statistical Committee

Executive Director’s Report

Organization Reports: NOAA Fisheries Greater Atlantic Regional Fisheries Office, NOAA Fisheries Northeast Fisheries Science Center, NOAA Office of General Counsel, NOAA Office of Law Enforcement, US Coast Guard

Liaison Reports: New England Council, South Atlantic Council

Other Business and General Public Comment

Questions? Contact Mary Sabo at [email protected] or 302-526-5261.



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