•Review Framework 8 to the Atlantic Herring Fishery Management Plan and recommend final preferred alternatives. Framework 8 is considering fishery specifications for fishing years 2021-2023 and adjusting measures in the herring plan that potentially inhibit the mackerel fishery from achieving optimum yield.
•Review initial discussion of potential work priorities for 2021 for the herring plan.
•Discuss other business as necessary.
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