The primary purpose of the SSC meetingincludes ABC recommendations for spiny dogfish; special session for social/economics issues; review MAFMC five-year research plan progress report on Management Strategy Evaluation study; and Ecosystem Subcommittee report and discuss development of Programmatic Environmental Assessment for future ecosystem based fishery management activities by the Mid-Atlantic Council. The purpose of the Spiny Dogfish Monitoring Committee will be to discuss quota recommendations and associated management measures for spiny dogfish for fishing years 2012-2015.
The meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to M. Jan Saunders at the Mid-Atlantic Council Office, (302) 526-5251, at least 5 days prior to the meeting date.
Dated: August 29, 2011.
Tracey L. Thompson,
Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service.