NEFMC Herring Committee Meeting

September 13, 2017 @ 9:00 am – September 14, 2017 @ 4:00 pm
Four Points by Sheraton
1 Audubon Rd
Wakefield, MA 01880
New England Fishery Management Council


Review analyses prepared for Amendment 8 Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS). Measures include alternative Acceptable Biological Catch (ABC) control rules and measures to address potential localized depletion and user conflicts in the herring fishery. The panel may identify preferred alternatives for the Committee to consider the following day.

Discuss recommendations for the Committee to consider for 2018 work priorities for the Herring Fishery Management Plan (FMP). The Council is

scheduled to have an initial discussion of potential 2018 priorities at the September Council meeting.

Discuss if there are any regulations in the Herring FMP that could be eliminated, improved, or streamlined. Several recent Executive Orders have been issued about streamlining current regulations, and NOAA is seeking public input on the efficiency and effectiveness of current regulations and whether they can be improved.

Discuss other business, as necessary.




Date: Thursday, September 14, 2017

Time:9:00 a.m.

Location:Same as above


Same as above, and all Committee recommendations on these topics would be forwarded to the Council for consideration.

If you would like your written comments to be considered at this meeting, they must be received at the NEFMC office no later than 5 p.m. on Friday, September 8, 2017. Please address them to Council Chairman Dr. John Quinn or Executive Director Tom Nies. Email submissions should be sent to

For information about meeting materials and detailed agenda, please consult the Council’s website at

These meetings will be recorded. Consistent with 16 USC 1852, a copy of the

recording is available upon request.

These meeting are physically accessible to people with

disabilities. This schedule is subject to change.

If you have questions, please call the Council office.


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