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NEFMC Herring Committee Meeting @ Hotel 1620 (Formerly the Radisson)
Oct 24 @ 10:00 am – Oct 25 @ 5:00 pm
New England Fishery Management Council


The PDT will review draft analyses being prepared for Amendment 8, specifically focused on the measures developed to address potential localized depletion and user conflicts. The PDT will consider
recommendations for potential research priorities for the next Herring Research Set-Aside (RSA) federal funding announcement for fishing years 2019-2021. If time permits, the PDT may discuss other business.
Call in information:
Dial +1 (872) 240-3212
Access Code: 364-545-461
Please note this is not a toll free number.
Online access:
This meeting will broadcast online via GoToMeeting.
Members of the public who
call in will have listen-
only access. Click the following link to join
(Meeting ID: Use VoIP with a microphone and speakers for audio – a headset is recommended


If you have questions, please call the Council office.


NEFMC Scallop Advisory Panel and Plan Development Meeting @ Hilton Garden Inn
Oct 25 @ 9:30 am – Oct 27 @ 4:30 pm


Review Framework (FW) 29 alternatives and analyses. The primary focus of this meeting will be to provide input on the range of specification alternatives. FW29 will set specifications including ABC/ACLs, days-at-sea, access area allocations, total allowable catch

for the Northern Gulf of Maine (NGOM) management area, targets for General Category incidental catch, and set-asides for the observer and research programs for fishing year 2018 and default specifications for fishing year 2019. Management measures in FW29include:

1) Flatfish accountability measures;

2) NGOM measures;

3) Measures to access area boundaries, consistent with potential changes to habitat and groundfish mortality closed areas.

Make recommendations on 2018 scallop work priorities.

Discuss scallop related issues under consideration in ground fish FW 57.

Other business may be discussed, as necessary.



If you would like your written comments to be considered at this meeting, they must be received at the NEFMC office no later than close of business on Friday, October 20, 2017. Please address them t

o Council Chairman Dr. John Quinn or Executive Director Tom Nies. Email submissions should be sent to


NE Fisheries Management Council Meeting @ Hotel Viking
Dec 5 – Dec 7 all-day

The 18-member Council meets five to six times annually, usually for three consecutive days. Venues are chosen because of their proximity to New England ports or because they are centrally located to accommodate attendees.Please click HERE for this meeting’s agenda.