Council Meeting Documents
February 9-11, 2009
Sheraton Harborside Hotel
250 Market Street, Portsmouth, NH 03801


February Council Meeting Agenda

Monday, February 9, 2009

Reports on Recent Activities
NMFS Response to Council on Turtle Biological Opinion
Presentation - USCG Report to Council

Briefing on the Data Poor Stocks Workshop and Review Panel Report
Presentation: Summary of Data Poor Stocks Workshop
(Dr. Jim Weinberg)

Standard Bycatch Reporting Methodology (SBRM) Annual Report (Dr. Paul Rago)
SBRM Prioritization 2009

Herring Committee Report

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Review of NMFS Final Rule for Limited Access Programs
Presentation:IFQ Referendum Procedures & Guidelines (Dan Morris, NMFS Regional Office)

Discussion of the NMFS Proposed Rule for Secretarial Interim Action (Rip Cunningham)

Groundfish Committee Report

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Review of Experimental Fishery Permit (EFP) Applications
Presentation: EFP Proposals
(Chris Kellogg, Council Staff)

Overview of the NMFS Final Rule Implementing the National Standard 1 Guidelines
Revisions to National Standard 1 Guidelines on issues commented on by the NEMFC
Presentation - Annual Catch Limits: NS1 Guidelines Final Rule & Issues Raised by the NEFMC (Chris Kellogg, Council Staff)

Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC) Report (Dr. Steve Cadrin)

Approve and/or Provide Guidance for the Development of Amendment 3 to the Skate FMP

Scallop Committee Report


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