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ASMFC 2019 Winter Meeting Final Agenda and Meeting Materials
Thursday, January 24, 2019

The final agenda and meeting materials for the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission’s 2019 Winter Meeting can be obtained at http://www.asmfc.org/home/2019-winter-meeting; click on the relevant Board/Committee name to access the documents for that Board/Committee For ease of access, all Board/Committee documents, with the exception of the Executive Committee materials, have been combined into one document Main Meeting Materials. Supplemental materials will be available at http://www.asmfc.org/home/2019-winter-meeting on January 30, 2019.

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.

Due to the partial lapse in federal appropriations, some agenda items throughout the week may be impacted because they require products and/or actions by our federal partners. Board discussion may be limited or deferred until a subsequent meeting. As a result, the start and end times of meetings may change. Agendas for specific meetings may be further modified; a revised Winter Meeting agenda will be distributed as part of the supplemental materials to be released on January 30, 2019.

For those submitting travel vouchers, please note the travel voucher has been revised to reflect the change in the mileage rate for privately owned vehicles to 58 cents/mile. The new voucher can be obtained at http://www.asmfc.org/files/Meetings/ASMFCElectronicTravelVoucher_Jan19.xlsx.

Board meeting proceedings will be broadcast daily via webinar beginning February 5th at 9:00 a.m. and continuing daily until the conclusion of the meeting (expected to be 2:15 p.m.) on Thursday, February 7th. The webinar will allow registrants to listen to board deliberations and view presentations and motions as they occur. No comments or questions will be accepted via the webinar. Should technical difficulties arise while streaming the broadcast the boards will continue their deliberations without interruption. We will attempt to resume the broadcast as soon as possible. Please go to https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4091497567943208451 to register.

As a reminder, the guidelines for submission of written comment for issues for which the Commission has NOT established a specific public comment period (i.e., in response to proposed management action) are as follows:
1. Comments received 3 weeks prior to the start of a meeting week will be included with the main meeting materials.

2. Comments received by 5:00 PM on the Tuesday immediately preceding the scheduled ASMFC Meeting (in this case, the Tuesday deadline will be January 29, 2019) will be distributed electronically to Commissioners/Board members prior to the meeting and a limited number of copies will be provided at the meeting.

3. Following the Tuesday, January 29, 2019 5:00 PM deadline, the commenter will be responsible for distributing the information to the management board prior to the board meeting or providing enough copies for the management board consideration at the meeting (a minimum of 50 copies).

The submitted comments must clearly indicate the commenter’s expectation from the ASMFC staff regarding distribution. As with other public comment, it will be accepted via mail, fax, and email.


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