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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 https://www4.gotomeeting.com/register/459826863. 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

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