ASMFC 2024 Winter Meeting

January 23 - 25

Westin Crystal City
1800 Richmond Highway
Arlington, VA  22202

Final Agenda 

 

The agenda is subject to change. The agenda reflects the current estimate of time required for scheduled Board meetings. The Commission may adjust this agenda in accordance with the actual duration of Board meetings. Interested parties should anticipate Boards starting earlier or later than indicated herein. For ease of access, meeting materials have been saved into two documents - 2024 Winter Meeting Materials, which includes all committee and board materials with the exception of the Atlantic Striped Bass Board, and 2024 Winter Meeting Supplemental Materials

General Background Materials

Tuesday, January 23

12:30 - 2:30 PM

American Lobster Management Board  Supplemental  Presentations  Audio

  • Welcome/Call to Order (J. McNamee)
  • Board Consent 
    • Approval of Agenda
    • Approval of Proceedings from October 2023
  • Public Comment
  • American Lobster Technical Committee Report (T. Pugh)             
    • Information on Lobster Resource and Fishery Near the Northern Edge of Georges Bank
  • Jonah Crab Technical Committee Report (C. Truesdale)
    • Jonah Crab Stock Indicators
    • Discuss Future Management Tools
  • Discuss Implications of 2025 Size Limit Changes on Imports (C. Starks) Possible Action
  • Consider Pursuing a Management Strategy Evaluation for American Lobster (J. McNamee) Possible Action
  • Discuss Inconsistencies in Federal and Commission Rules for Lobster Conservation Management Areas 2 and 3 (C. Starks, A. Murphy)
  • Progress Update on State Implementation of Addendum XXIX on Federal Vessel Trackers (J. McNamee)                                                                                                                               
  • Progress Update on American Lobster Benchmark Stock Assessment (J. Kipp)
  • Review and Populate Jonah Crab Advisory Panel Membership (T. Berger) Action
  • Other Business/Adjourn
 2:45 - 3:45 PM

Spiny Dogfish Management Board  Presentations  Audio

  • Welcome/Call to Order (P. Geer)
  • Board Consent                                                                                                                                
    • Approval of Agenda  
    • Approval of Proceedings from October 2023
  • Public Comment                                                                                                                          
  • Review 2023 Management Track Assessment (J. Didden) 
  • Set Specifications for Up to the Next Three Fishing Years Final Action
    • Review Monitoring Committee and Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council Recommendations for 2024-2026 Fishing Years (J. Didden)
  • Elect Vice-Chair Action
  • Other Business/Adjourn
 4 - 5:30 PM

American Eel Management Board  Supplemental   Presentations  Audio

  • Welcome/Call to Order (K. Kuhn)      
  • Board Consent       
    • Approval of Agenda  
    • Approval of Proceedings from October 2023 
  • Public Comment             
  • Consider Approval of Draft Addendum VI on Maine’s Glass Eel Quota for Public Comment (C. Starks) Action
  • Consider Approval of Draft Addendum VII on Yellow Eel Coastwide Cap and Moitoring Requirements for Public Comment (C. Starks) Action                                        
  • Consider Approval of Fishery Management Plan Review and State Compliance Reports for the 2022 Fishing Year (C. Starks) Action
  • Review and Populate Advisory Panel Membership (T. Berger) Action
  • Other Business/Adjourn

Wednesday, January 24

8 - 10 AM

Executive Committee  Supplemental  Supplemental2  Presentations  Audio


(A portion of this meeting may be a closed session for Committee members and Commissioners)

  • Welcome/Introductions (J. Cimino)                                                             
  • Committee Consent                                                                                                         
    • Approval of Agenda
    • Approval of Meeting Summary from October 2023
  • Public Comment
  • Legislative Update (A. Law)                                                                                           
  • Tasking for the Committee on Economics and Social Sciences (J. Patel)
  • Commission Officer Election Procedures (R. Beal)
  • Review 2024-2028 Strategic Plan (R. Beal)
  • Discuss Future Meeting Week Format; In-Person vs. Virtual (R. Beal)
  • Other Business/Adjourn
10:15 - 11:45 AM 

Coastal Pelagics Management Board  Supplemental  Presentations  Audio

  • Welcome/Call to Order (S. Woodward)                          
  • Board Consent                                                                       
    • Approval of Agenda
    • Approval of Proceedings from October 2023             
  • Public Comment                                                      
  • Consider Approval of Terms of Reference for the SouthEast Data, Assessment and Review of Atlantic Migratory Group (AMG) Cobia Stock Assessment (C. Tuohy & A. Giuliano
  • Update from Cobia Plan Development Team on Recreational Reallocation Addendum Scoping (C. Tuohy)
  • Consider Approval of Spanish Mackerel Fishery Management Plan Review and State Compliance Reports for the 2022 Fishing Year (E. Franke) Action
  • Update from the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council on Mackerel Port Meetings and Coastal Migratory Pelagics Framework Amendment 13 (J. Carmichael)
  • Elect Vice-Chair Action
  • Other Business/Adjourn
11:45 AM - 1:15 PM Lunch
1:15 - 4:45 PM

Atlantic Striped Bass Management Board  Supplemental  Presentations  Audio

  • Welcome/Call to Order (M. Ware)                                                                             
  • Board Consent                                                                                                             
    • Approval of Agenda
    • Approval of Proceedings from October 2023                                                      
  • Public Comment                                                                                                        
  • Consider Draft Addendum II for Final Approval Final Action
    • Review Options and Public Comment Summary (E. Franke)
    • Advisory Panel Report (E. Franke)
    • Law Enforcement Committee Report (J. Mercer)
    • Consider Final Approval of Addendum II
  • New Jersey Alternative Management Proposal Final Action
    • Review of New Jersey Proposal (J. Cimino)
    • Plan Review Team Report (E. Franke)
    • Consider Approval of New Jersey’s Conservation Equivalency Proposal
  • Review and Populate Advisory Panel Membership (T. Berger) Action  
  • Other Business/Adjourn

Thursday, January 25

 8:30 - 10:30 AM

Interstate Fisheries Management Program Policy Board  Supplemental  Supplemental2  Presentations  Audio

  • Welcome/Call to Order (J. Cimino)                                                                         
  • Board Consent (J. Cimino)                                                                                       
    • Approval of Agenda
    • Approval of Proceedings from October 2023 
  • Public Comment                                                                                                      
  • Executive Committee Report (J. Cimino) Action                                                     
  • Review and Discuss 2023 Commissioner Survey Results (A. Law)                          
  • Consider Jurisdiction Requests for Species Declared Interest Final Action           
  • Discuss Aquaculture in the Exclusive Economic Zone (D. Blacklock) 
  • Review NOAA Fisheries White Paper for an Industry-Based Survey
  • Update on Ongoing Stock Assessments Action
  • Review Noncompliance Findings, If Necessary Action
  • Other Business/Adjourn
                                                                                    
10:30 - 11 AM

Commission Business Session  Supplemental  Presentations  Audio

  • Welcome/Call to Order (J. Cimino)                                                                             
  • Board Consent                                                                                                            
    • Approval of Agenda
    • Approval of Proceedings from October 2023                                                       
  • Public Comment                                                                                                        
  • Consider Approval of Revision to 2024 Action Plan (T. Kerns)                                  
    • Addition to Goal 1 to Develop an Action with the Mid-Atlantic Fishery
      Management Council for Summer Flounder Commercial Measures
  • Review and Consider Approval of 2024-2028 Strategic Plan Final Action               
  • Review Noncompliance Findings, If Necessary Final Action                                    
  • Other Business/Adjourn