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New England Fishery Management Council's Scientific and Statistical Committee Meeting 
Wednesday, August 21, 2013, 08:00am
The Committee will:
  • Review stock assessment information and develop ABC recommendations for Georges Bank yellowtail flounder for fishing year 2014.
  • Review information from the Red Crab Plan Development Team (PDT) and develop ABC recommendations for red crab for fishing years 2014-2016.
  • Review information provided by the Groundfish PDT and provide guidance ot the Council on whether the Gulf of Maine haddock ABC may be adjusted in response to possible movement of Georges Bank haddock into the Gulf of Maine.
  • Other business may be discussed.
The public is invited to participate in the meeting via webinar or telephone. For online access to the meeting, you may reserve a seat at To listen via telephone, no registration is needed. Just dial in to 646-307-1705; Access Code: 401-980-543.
Location Westin Waterfront Hotel, 425 Summer Street, Boston, MA 02210


Inside the Industry

Abe Williams, who was elected to the Bristol Bay Regional Seafood Development Association board last spring, has been selected as the new president as of September.

Williams fishes the F/V Crimson Fury, and is president of Nuna Resources, a nonprofit that supports sustainable resource development in rural Alaska, including fighting for an international solution to issues raised by the proposed Pebble Mine project.


The Harte Research Institute for Gulf of Mexico Studies at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi is teaming up with leading shark-tracking nonprofit Ocearch to build the most extensive shark-tagging program in the Gulf of Mexico region.

In October, Ocearch is bringing its unique research vessel, the M/V Ocearch, to the gulf for a multi-species study to generate previously unattainable data on critical shark species, including hammerhead, tiger and mako sharks.

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