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Sep
25
Fri
Scallop Committee Webinar @ ONLINE
Sep 25 @ 8:30 am

Agenda

:• Amendment 21: Review public comments and select final preferred alternatives. Amendment 21 includes measures related to: 1) management of the Northern Gulf of Maine (NGOM) Management Area, 2) Limited Access General Category (LAGC) individual fishing quota (IFQ) possession limits, and 3) ability of Limited Access vessels with LAGC IFQ to transfer quota to LAGC IFQ only vessels.

•2021/2022 Specifications: Discuss the timing and outlook for 2020 surveys and 2021/2022 specifications process.

•2021 Priorities: Discuss and rank potential 2021 scallop work priorities.

•Other business may be discussed, as necessary.

Online access:

This meeting will be broadcast online via GoToWebinar. The meeting will begin on Friday, September 25, 2020 at 8:30a.m. EST. Click the following link to join. Use VoIP with a microphone and speakers for audio –a headset is recommended.

Call In information:Phone: +1 (415) 655-0052 Access Code: 897-457-530

Please note that this is not a toll-free number **Please be sure to mute your phone upon joining the call so that there will not be interference with the team’s discussion**

Public participation:The Council is making every effort to allow members of the public to remotely participate in the meeting. Individuals are encouraged to submit written comments ahead of time, but, at the discretion of the Chair, public comments also will be allowed during certain portions of the webinar. Please refer to the “Public Participation Guide ” for instructions on how to take part in the webinar meeting. Note that you must register for the webinar if you plan to provide oral comments. Those who call-in by telephone without registering for the webinar and entering the PIN provided will be in listen-only mode.

Oct
15
Thu
Scallop Plan Development Team Webinar @ ONLINE
Oct 15 @ 9:30 am

Agenda

:• Review Results of 2020 Scallop Management Track Assessment.

•Review preliminary survey results from all available 2020scallop surveys, including: SMAST drop camera surveys, Coonamessett Farm Foundation Habcam surveys, VIMS dredge surveys.

•Discuss data decisions for combining survey abundance and biomass estimates, data on fishery performance, and potential management scenarios for FY2021 / FY2022.

•Other business may be discussed, as necessary.

Online access:

This meeting will be broadcast online via GoToWebinar. The meeting will begin on Thursday, October 15, 2020 at 9:30a.m. EST. Click the following link to join. Use VoIP with a microphone and speakers for audio –a headset is recommended.

Call In information: Phone: +1 (562) 247-8321 Access Code: 234-504-187

Please note that this is not a toll-free number **Please be sure to mute your phone upon joining the call so that there will not be interference with the team’s discussion**

The New England Fishery Management Council generally posts announcements of Plan Develop Team (PDT) meetings on the Council’s website, occasionally with very little notice. An agenda may or may not be included. Team members may discuss topics, if listed, in any order or add other issues not contained in the meeting notice.

Members of the public may attend PDT meetings, or listen in if the meetings are broadcast, but should not expect to participate unless the PDT chair invites input. Public comments and questions will not be taken during PDT conference calls.

PDTs are responsible to the Council and work on technical analyses as directed by their oversight committee. Once complete, PDT work products are reviewed at oversight committee meetings to which the public is invited. It is at this point that comments are encouraged on a range of issues, including PDT reports and recommendations, proposed management options or other information that is relevant to the committee’s business at that time. The committee, in turn, makes management recommendations to the full Council based on the full suite of information it has available to it.

Oct
20
Tue
Scallop Plan Development Team Conference Call @ ONLINE
Oct 20 @ 10:30 am

Agenda

:•Continue discussion on data decisions for combining 2020 survey abundance and biomass estimates, data on fishery performance, and potential management scenarios for FY2021 / FY2022.

  • Discuss issues related to the development of Framework 33.

•Other business may be discussed, as necessary.

Online access:

This meeting will be broadcast online via GoToMeeting. The meeting will begin on Tuesday, October 20, 2020 at 10:30a.m. EST. Click the following link to join. Use VoIP with a microphone and speakers for audio –a headset is recommended.

Call In information: Phone: +1 (646) 749-3122  Access Code: 839-281-189

Please note that this is not a toll-free number **Please be sure to mute your phone upon joining the call so that there will not be interference with the team’s discussion**

The New England Fishery Management Council generally posts announcements of Plan Develop Team (PDT) meetings on the Council’s website, occasionally with very little notice. An agenda may or may not be included. Team members may discuss topics, if listed, in any order or add other issues not contained in the meeting notice.

Members of the public may attend PDT meetings, or listen in if the meetings are broadcast, but should not expect to participate unless the PDT chair invites input. Public comments and questions will not be taken during PDT conference calls.

PDTs are responsible to the Council and work on technical analyses as directed by their oversight committee. Once complete,PDT work products are reviewed at oversight committee meetings to which the public is invited. It is at this point that comments are encouraged on a range of issues, including PDT reports and recommendations, proposed management options or other information that is relevant to the committee’s business at that time. The committee, in turn, makes management recommendations to the full Council based on the full suite of information it has available to it.

Oct
22
Thu
Scallop Plan Development Team Conference Call @ ONLINE
Oct 22 @ 10:30 am

Agenda

:•Continue discussion on data decisions for combining 2020 survey abundance and biomass estimates, data on fishery performance, and potential management scenarios for FY2021 / FY2022.

  • Discuss issues related to the development of Framework 33.

•Other business may be discussed, as necessary.

Online access:

This meeting will be broadcast online via GoToMeeting. The meeting will begin on Thursday, October 22, 2020 at 10:30a.m. EST. Click the following link to join. Use VoIP with a microphone and speakers for audio –a headset is recommended.

Call In information: Phone: +1 (224) 501-3412  Access Code: 686-847-565

Please note that this is not a toll-free number **Please be sure to mute your phone upon joining the call so that there will not be interference with the team’s discussion**

The New England Fishery Management Council generally posts announcements of Plan Develop Team (PDT) meetings on the Council’s website, occasionally with very little notice. An agenda may or may not be included. Team members may discuss topics, if listed, in any order or add other issues not contained in the meeting notice.

Members of the public may attend PDT meetings, or listen in if the meetings are broadcast, but should not expect to participate unless the PDT chair invites input. Public comments and questions will not be taken during PDT conference calls.

PDTs are responsible to the Council and work on technical analyses as directed by their oversight committee. Once complete,PDT work products are reviewed at oversight committee meetings to which the public is invited. It is at this point that comments are encouraged on a range of issues, including PDT reports and recommendations, proposed management options or other information that is relevant to the committee’s business at that time. The committee, in turn, makes management recommendations to the full Council based on the full suite of information it has available to it.