Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council’s April 2012 meeting

 

Council Meeting in Duck, NC: April 10-12, 2012
The public is invited to attend the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council’s April 2012 meeting to be held at the Sanderling Inn, 1461 Duck Road, Duck, NC 27949, phone 800-701-4111. Below is the meeting agenda. NOTE: For online access to the meeting, register at: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/357029721. Once registered you will receive an email confirming your registration with the information you need to join the Webinar.

 

Tuesday, April 10

1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Executive Committee (CLOSED SESSION)

·Review and approve advisor nominations

3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Ecosystem and Ocean Planning Committee

·Deep Sea Coral presentation (NEFMC and SAFMC)

·Discuss Mid-Atlantic Council action

5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Public Listening Session

·BOEM (formerly BOEMRE) and Wind Power

Wednesday, April 11

9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Executive Committee

·Discuss Ecosystem/EBFM document

·Finalize goals and objectives, purpose and need

·Discuss transition strategies to move to EBFM

·SBRM – next steps

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. RSA Committee

·Review response letter from NOAA General Counsel

·Discuss integration of SSC into RSA research prioritization process

·Discuss alternatives to improve RSA program and develop recommendations to Council

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Lunch

1:00 p.m. Council Convenes

1:00 p.m. Swearing in of new Council member

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Surfclam and Ocean Quahog

·Discuss reopening Georges Bank

·Identify any harvest restrictions

·Discuss PSP testing

2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Finalize Tilefish Management Measures for 2013-2015

·Review SSC and Tilefish Monitoring Committee’s recommendations for 2013 – 2015 harvest levels and management measures

·Adopt recommendations for 2013 – 2015 harvest levels and management measures

3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Atlantic Sturgeon

·Discuss potential actions to reduce Atlantic sturgeon bycatch in mid-Atlantic fisheries

 

Thursday, April 12

9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Spiny Dogfish

·Approve alternatives for analysis in Amendment 3

10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Framework 5 to Squid, Mackerel, Butterfish

·Council action to modify vessel hold certification requirements (Meeting 2)

10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Framework 6 to Squid, Mackerel, Butterfish

·Council action to revise a provision of Council risk policy (Meeting 2)

11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Business Session

·Approval of February 2012 minutes

Organizational Reports

·NMFS Regional Administrator

·NMFS NEFSC Director

·NOAA Office of General Counsel

·Federal Enforcement Officials (NMFS and USCG)

·ASMFC Executive Director

Liaison Report

·South Atlantic Council (March 5-9, 2012, Savannah, GA)

Executive Director’s Report – Dr. Moore

Science Report – Mr. Seagraves

Committee Reports

·Executive

·SSC

·HMS

·Ecosystem and Ocean Planning

·Surfclam and Ocean Quahog

·Research Set-Aside

Continuing and New Business

The above agenda items may not be taken in the order in which they appear and are subject to change as necessary. Other items may be added, but the Council cannot take action on such items even if the item requires emergency action without additional public notice. Non-emergency matters not contained in this agenda may come before the Council and / or its Committees for discussion, but these matters may not be the subject of formal Council or Committee action during this meeting. Council and Committee actions will be restricted to the issues specifically listed in this agenda. Any issues requiring emergency action under section 305(c) of the Magnuson-Stevens Act that arise after publication of the Federal Register Notice for this meeting may be acted upon provided that the public has been notified of the Council’s intent to take final action to address the emergency. The meeting may be closed to discuss employment or other internal administrative matters.

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1. The following areas will contain US Navy exercises hazardous to surface vessels in the areas below during subject week (all times are in local unless specified):
A. GUNEX AREA W-137L
26/0000 FEB 24 to 03/2359 MAR 24
30-45N/80-56W
30-45N/80-30W
30-34N/80-30W
30-34N/80-57W
30-36N/80-57W
B. GUNEX AREA W-138L
26/0000 FEB 24 to 03/2359 MAR 24
30-45N/80-30W
30-45N/79-38W
30-34N/79-41W
30-34N/80-30W
C. GUNEX AREA 31J
26/0000 FEB 24 to 03/2359 MAR 24
29-20N/79-50W
29-20N/79-40W
29-10N/79-40W
29-10N/79-50W
D. GUNEX AREA 27C
26/0000 FEB 24 to 03/2359 MAR 24
30-00N/81-00W
30-00N/80-50W
29-50N/80-50W
29-50N/81-00W
E. JSWTR (underwater shallow water training range with hydrophones)
26/0000 FEB 24 to 03/2359 MAR 24
30-28N/80-22W
30-28N/80-00W
30-03N/80-06W
30-03N/80-29W
F. DIPPING AREA 26G
26/0000 FEB 24 to 03/2359 MAR 24
30-00N/80-10W
30-10N/80-10W
30-10N/80-20W
30-00N/80-06W
30-04N/80-20W
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SAFETY/ATLANTIC OCEAN-GEORGIA-FLORIDA/HAZ OPS/CCGD7 BNM 0010-24

1. The following areas will contain US Navy exercises hazardous to surface vessels in the areas below during subject week (all times are in local unless specified):
A. GUNEX AREA W-137L
26/0000 FEB 24 to 03/2359 MAR 24
30-45N/80-56W
30-45N/80-30W
30-34N/80-30W
30-34N/80-57W
30-36N/80-57W
B. GUNEX AREA W-138L
26/0000 FEB 24 to 03/2359 MAR 24
30-45N/80-30W
30-45N/79-38W
30-34N/79-41W
30-34N/80-30W
C. GUNEX AREA 31J
26/0000 FEB 24 to 03/2359 MAR 24
29-20N/79-50W
29-20N/79-40W
29-10N/79-40W
29-10N/79-50W
D. GUNEX AREA 27C
26/0000 FEB 24 to 03/2359 MAR 24
30-00N/81-00W
30-00N/80-50W
29-50N/80-50W
29-50N/81-00W
E. JSWTR (underwater shallow water training range with hydrophones)
26/0000 FEB 24 to 03/2359 MAR 24
30-28N/80-22W
30-28N/80-00W
30-03N/80-06W
30-03N/80-29W
F. DIPPING AREA 26G
26/0000 FEB 24 to 03/2359 MAR 24
30-00N/80-10W
30-10N/80-10W
30-10N/80-20W
30-00N/80-06W
30-04N/80-20W
CANCEL AT//040459Z MAR 24//

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SAFETY/ATLANTIC OCEAN-GEORGIA-FLORIDA/HAZ OPS/CCGD7 BNM 0010-24

1. The following areas will contain US Navy exercises hazardous to surface vessels in the areas below during subject week (all times are in local unless specified):
A. GUNEX AREA W-137L
26/0000 FEB 24 to 03/2359 MAR 24
30-45N/80-56W
30-45N/80-30W
30-34N/80-30W
30-34N/80-57W
30-36N/80-57W
B. GUNEX AREA W-138L
26/0000 FEB 24 to 03/2359 MAR 24
30-45N/80-30W
30-45N/79-38W
30-34N/79-41W
30-34N/80-30W
C. GUNEX AREA 31J
26/0000 FEB 24 to 03/2359 MAR 24
29-20N/79-50W
29-20N/79-40W
29-10N/79-40W
29-10N/79-50W
D. GUNEX AREA 27C
26/0000 FEB 24 to 03/2359 MAR 24
30-00N/81-00W
30-00N/80-50W
29-50N/80-50W
29-50N/81-00W
E. JSWTR (underwater shallow water training range with hydrophones)
26/0000 FEB 24 to 03/2359 MAR 24
30-28N/80-22W
30-28N/80-00W
30-03N/80-06W
30-03N/80-29W
F. DIPPING AREA 26G
26/0000 FEB 24 to 03/2359 MAR 24
30-00N/80-10W
30-10N/80-10W
30-10N/80-20W
30-00N/80-06W
30-04N/80-20W
CANCEL AT//040459Z MAR 24//

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SAFETY/ATLANTIC OCEAN-GEORGIA-FLORIDA/HAZ OPS/CCGD7 BNM 0010-24

1. The following areas will contain US Navy exercises hazardous to surface vessels in the areas below during subject week (all times are in local unless specified):
A. GUNEX AREA W-137L
26/0000 FEB 24 to 03/2359 MAR 24
30-45N/80-56W
30-45N/80-30W
30-34N/80-30W
30-34N/80-57W
30-36N/80-57W
B. GUNEX AREA W-138L
26/0000 FEB 24 to 03/2359 MAR 24
30-45N/80-30W
30-45N/79-38W
30-34N/79-41W
30-34N/80-30W
C. GUNEX AREA 31J
26/0000 FEB 24 to 03/2359 MAR 24
29-20N/79-50W
29-20N/79-40W
29-10N/79-40W
29-10N/79-50W
D. GUNEX AREA 27C
26/0000 FEB 24 to 03/2359 MAR 24
30-00N/81-00W
30-00N/80-50W
29-50N/80-50W
29-50N/81-00W
E. JSWTR (underwater shallow water training range with hydrophones)
26/0000 FEB 24 to 03/2359 MAR 24
30-28N/80-22W
30-28N/80-00W
30-03N/80-06W
30-03N/80-29W
F. DIPPING AREA 26G
26/0000 FEB 24 to 03/2359 MAR 24
30-00N/80-10W
30-10N/80-10W
30-10N/80-20W
30-00N/80-06W
30-04N/80-20W
CANCEL AT//040459Z MAR 24//

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SAFETY/ATLANTIC OCEAN-GEORGIA-FLORIDA/HAZ OPS/CCGD7 BNM 0010-24

1. The following areas will contain US Navy exercises hazardous to surface vessels in the areas below during subject week (all times are in local unless specified):
A. GUNEX AREA W-137L
26/0000 FEB 24 to 03/2359 MAR 24
30-45N/80-56W
30-45N/80-30W
30-34N/80-30W
30-34N/80-57W
30-36N/80-57W
B. GUNEX AREA W-138L
26/0000 FEB 24 to 03/2359 MAR 24
30-45N/80-30W
30-45N/79-38W
30-34N/79-41W
30-34N/80-30W
C. GUNEX AREA 31J
26/0000 FEB 24 to 03/2359 MAR 24
29-20N/79-50W
29-20N/79-40W
29-10N/79-40W
29-10N/79-50W
D. GUNEX AREA 27C
26/0000 FEB 24 to 03/2359 MAR 24
30-00N/81-00W
30-00N/80-50W
29-50N/80-50W
29-50N/81-00W
E. JSWTR (underwater shallow water training range with hydrophones)
26/0000 FEB 24 to 03/2359 MAR 24
30-28N/80-22W
30-28N/80-00W
30-03N/80-06W
30-03N/80-29W
F. DIPPING AREA 26G
26/0000 FEB 24 to 03/2359 MAR 24
30-00N/80-10W
30-10N/80-10W
30-10N/80-20W
30-00N/80-06W
30-04N/80-20W
CANCEL AT//040459Z MAR 24//

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