:•Amendment 21: Review public comments and select final preferred alternatives. Amendment 21 includesmeasures related to: 1) management of theNorthern 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 businessmay be discussed, as necessary.
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