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Default ASFMC Winter Meeting Agenda

Below is the final agenda for the Commission's Winter 2006 Meeting in
Arlington, Virginia. All of the business meetings scheduled during this
week are open to the public, free of charge. Meeting materials may be
obtained via the Commission's website
Some documents may be very
large, so please be patient downloading. Meeting materials are also
available on CD-ROM; to obtain a CD please contact Cecilia Butler at
[email protected].

ASMFC Winter 2006 Meeting
February 20 - 23, 2006

Double Tree Crystal City Hotel
300 Army Navy Drive
Arlington, Virginia 22202-2891

703/416-4100

FINAL SCHEDULE

The final 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.
If you intend to bring any meeting materials for use by a board or
committee not included in the Commission's Winter Meeting Briefing
Materials CD-ROM, please bring 50 copies to the meeting.
February 20, 2006

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Habitat Committee

Public Comment
Program Updates
Habitat Program Planning
Shellfish Document Review
State Updates
Other Business

Noon - 2:00 PM Tautog Management Board

Public Comment
2005 Stock Assessment - ACTION
Stock Assessment Report
Peer Review Panel Report
Annual Reports - ACTION
2005 PRT Report on State Compliance
2005 Review of the Fishery Management Plan
Elect a Vice-Chair - ACTION
Other Business

2:15 PM - 4:15 PM Spiny Dogfish & Coastal Sharks Management Board

Public Comment
Spiny Dogfish
Compliance Reports and FMP Review - ACTION
Update on 2006 Benchmark Stock Assessment
Coastal Sharks
Update Committee Membership - Technical Committee, Plan
Development Team, and Advisory Panel - ACTION
Review and Consider Approval of Draft Public Information Document
- ACTION
Update on 2006 Stock Assessment
Other Business

4:30 PM - 6:00 PM Atlantic Sturgeon Management Board

Public Comment
Elect Chair and Vice-Chair - ACTION
Review and Approve PRT Reports: State Compliance and FMP Review -
ACTION
Bycatch Workshop Report
Guidelines for Stocking Cultured Atlantic Sturgeon - ACTION
Shortnose Sturgeon Recovery Plan Update
Other Business

February 21, 2006

8:00 AM - 10:00 AM South Atlantic State/Federal Fisheries Management
Board

Public Comment
South Carolina Red Drum Stock Enhancement Presentation
Discuss Red Drum Stock Enhancement Procedures
Discuss inconsistencies between the South Atlantic Fishery
Management Council Shrimp Fishery Management Plan (FMP) and the
Commission's Weakfish FMP
Discuss priorities for the Spot and Spotted Seatrout FMPs
SEAMAP Activities - ACTION
SEAMAP Update
Approval of the 2006 Operations Plan
Approval of the 2006-2010 Management Plan
Red Drum Advisory Panel Nominations - ACTION
Other Business

10:15 AM - 12:15 PM Habitat Workshop

The Workshop will focus on aquatic habitat degradation and the need for
coordinated monitoring programs to support habitat conservation and
fisheries management. Guest speakers are: Dr. Kevin Summers, U.S.
Environmental Protection Agency; Dr. Pace Wilber, National Ocean
Service; Dr. Christopher Deacutis, Narragansett Bay Estuary Program; and
Dr. David
Secor, University of Maryland

1:30 PM - 5:30 PM American Lobster Management Board

Public Comment
Review and Consider Approval of Draft Addendum VIII for Public
Comment - ACTION
Review and Consider Approval of Draft Public Information Document -
ACTION
Update on Lobster Health Steering Committee & RI Sea Grant Funding
Opportunities
Recommendation from CESS
Other Business

February 22, 2006

8:30 AM - 10:15 AM Atlantic Striped Bass Management Board

Public Comment
Review and Consider Approval of Draft Addendum I for Public Comment
- ACTION
Addendum I Overview
Technical Analysis of VTR/Observer Data
State Proposals - ACTION
Maryland
Rhode Island
Technical Committee Update - Response to Board Requests
Other Business

10:30 AM - 12:30 PM Summer Flounder, Scup and Black Sea Bass
Management Board

Public Comment
Approve 2006 Scup Recreational Specifications - ACTION
Review and Consider Approval of Addendum XVIII - FINAL ACTION
Review Public Comment
Consider Approval of Addendum XVIII (2006 Summer Flounder
Recreational Regulations)
Approve 2006 Summer Flounder Recreational Specifications - ACTION
Review and Consider Approval of Addendum XVI - FINAL ACTION
Review Public Comment
Consider Approval of Addendum XVI (Delayed Implementation of
Management Measures)
Updates on Amendments 14 & 15 Scooping Document Review
Update on Scup Winter I Trip Limits
Other Business

1:00 PM - 5:00 PM NEAMAP Board

Public Comment
Update and Review Nearshore Bottom-trawl Survey Pilot Study
Review and Consider Approval of the 2006 NEAMAP Operations Plan -
ACTION
Discuss Proposed 2007-2011 NEAMAP Operations Plan
Discuss Funding of Continuing Projects
Other Business

1:45 PM - 4:15 PM American Eel Management Board

Public Comment
2005 Stock Assessment - ACTION
Stock Assessment Report
Peer Review Panel Report
Review and Consider Approval of Addendum I - FINAL ACTION
Review Public Comment
Selection of Options
Implementation Schedule
Anticipated Approval
Update on the Federal Status Review and ESA Petition
Other Business

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM Shad & River Herring Management Board

Public Comment
Technical Committee Report - ACTION
Recommendations Regarding the Virginia Bycatch Allowance
Recommendations for River Herring Stocks
Annual Reports - ACTION
2005 PRT Report on State Compliance
2005 Review of the Fishery Management Plan
Review and Approve Nominations to the Advisory Panel - ACTION
Elect Vice-Chair - ACTION
Other Business


February 23, 2006

8:00 AM - 9:30 AM Atlantic Menhaden Management Board

Elect Vice-Chair - ACTION
Public Comment
Review Addendum II Implementation Plans - ACTION
Update on 2006 Atlantic Menhaden Stock Assessment
Other Business

9:45 AM - 12:45 PM Horseshoe Crab Management Board

Public Comment
Elect Vice-Chair - ACTION
Technical Committee Report (including Stock Assessment Subcommittee
Model Review)
Review and Consider Approval of Draft Addendum IV Options for Public
Comment - ACTION
Other Business

1:00 PM Buffet Lunch for Commissioners & Proxies

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM ISFMP Policy Board

Public Comment
Review Revised (with MSC and SAC input) Response to the MRAG Report
Update on Non-native Oyster Activities
Report from CESS on Impact of Horseshoe Crab Closure
Habitat Committee Report
NEAMAP Board Report
Update on Multispecies Assessment Efforts
Update on Review of ISFMP Charter and ASMFC Rules and Regulations
Review Noncompliance Recommendations (if necessary)
Other Business

4:00 PM - 4:30 PM Business Session

Public Comment
Review and Approve Amendment 2 to the Atlantic Herring Fishery
Management Plan - FINAL ACTION
Review Noncompliance Recommendations (if necessary)
Other Business
*************************
Tina Berger
Public Affairs Specialist
Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission
1444 I Street. NW, Sixth Floor
Washington, DC 20005
Phone: (202)289-6400
FAX: (202)289-6051
Email: [email protected]
www.asmfc.org

ASMFC Vision: Healthy, self-sustaining populations of all Atlantic
coast fish species or successful restoration well in progress by the
year 2015.
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