ASMFC Summer Meeting Webinar Menhaden and Striped Bass
Menhaden Ecological Reference Points Are Today at 1:30
ASMFC Summer Meeting Webinar – August 3 – 6, 2020 … Atlantic Menhaden Management Board Supplemental listen in live.
Welcome/Call to Order (S. Woodward)
Approval of Agenda
Approval of Proceedings from May 2020
Review Ecological Reference Point Work Group Analysis (M. Cieri)
Consider Postponed Motion from February 2020 (S. Woodward) Final Action
Move to Adopt:
An Atlantic menhaden ecological reference point F target equal to the maximum F on Atlantic menhaden that maintains Atlantic striped bass at its biomass target when striped bass is fished at its F target and all other ERP species as defined in the NWACS-MICE model are fished at their status quo F rates.
An Atlantic menhaden ecological reference point F threshold equal to the maximum F on Atlantic menhaden that maintains Atlantic striped bass at its biomass threshold when striped bass is fished at its F target and other ERP species as defined in the NWACS-MICE model are fished at their status quo F rates.
Recess (Reconvene August 5 at 2:45 p.m.)
2:30 – 3 PM Break
3 – 4:30 PM
Atlantic Striped Bass Management Board (continued) Supplemental Reconvene
Consider Postponed Motions from April 2019 (D. Borden) Action
Main Motion: Move to initiate an Amendment to the Atlantic Striped Bass Fishery Management Plan to address the needed consideration for change on the issues of fishery goals and objectives, empirical/biological/spatial reference points, management triggers, rebuilding biomass, and area-specific management. Work on this Amendment will begin upon the completion of the previously discussed addendum to the management plan.
Motion to Amend: Move to amend to add reallocation of commercial quota between states.
Consider Postponed Motion from February 2020 (D. Borden) Action
Move to task the Plan Review Team to review state reductions in the Fishery Management Plan Review of the 2020 fishing year. If a state is below their predicted target reduction, the Board may direct a state to modify measures for the following fishing year to achieve the target reduction.
Elect Vice-Chair (D. Borden) Action