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ASMFC Spring Meeting Agenda Available
Thursday, April 23, 2015

The final agenda and meeting materials for the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission's 2015 Spring Meeting can be obtained at http://www.asmfc.org/home/2015-spring-meeting; click on the relevant Board/Committee name to access the documents for that Board/Committee. Please note the cancellation of the Legislative and Governors’ Appointee Luncheon, originally scheduled for Wednesday afternoon at 12:45 p.m., and the addition of a meeting of the South Atlantic Board on Tuesday at 11:15 a.m., which has prompted a change in the scheduling and sequence of meetings that day. The agenda is subject to change. The agenda reflects the current estimate of time required for scheduled meetings. The Commission may adjust this agenda in accordance with the actual duration of meetings. Interested parties should anticipate meetings starting earlier or later than indicated herein.

For ease of access, all Board and Section materials have been combined into one PDF (http://www.asmfc.org/files/Meetings/Spring2015/CombinedFiles.pdf). This document as well as all other meeting materials can be accessed individually by Board/Committee within the agenda. The combined file does not include the Law Enforcement Committee, ACCSP Coordinating Council and ACCSP Executive Committee. Some documents may be large, so please be patient downloading. Supplemental materials will be posted to the website next Wednesday, April 29th.

Board/Section meeting proceedings will be broadcast daily via webinar beginning at 12:45 PM on May 4th, continuing daily until the conclusion of the meeting (expected to be Noon) on May 7th. The webinar will allow registrants to listen to board/section 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/sections will continue their deliberations without interruption. We will attempt to resume the broadcast as soon as possible. To register for the webinar, please go to https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4690404819785364481.

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 April 28, 2015) 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, April 28, 2015 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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