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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 email@example.com
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.