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NOAA Fisheries to Hold Public HMS Advisory Panel Meeting May 21–23

March 06, 2019

This meeting is open to the public and will be broadcast via webinar. 

NOAA Fisheries intends to hold a meeting of the Atlantic Highly Migratory Species (HMS) Advisory Panel on May 21–23, 2019 in Silver Spring, Maryland. This meeting is open to the public and will be broadcast via webinar


Atlantic HMS Advisory Panel meeting


May 21, 2019, 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. 
May 22, 2019, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
May 23, 2019, 8:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.  


In-person at 8777 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring, MD 20910

Conference call and webinar access information is available on our event page. Participants are strongly encouraged to log/dial in 15 minutes prior to the meeting.  


The intent of this meeting is to consider alternatives for the conservation and management of all Atlantic tunas, swordfish, billfish, and shark fisheries. 

Some of the topics we anticipate discussing include: 

  • The three-year review of Amendment 7 on bluefin tuna management.
  • A proposed rule and Draft Environmental Impact Statement for pelagic longline bluefin tuna area-based and weak hook management measures.
  • Scoping for Amendment 13 (bluefin tuna) and spatial management research and data collection.

We also anticipate inviting other NOAA Fisheries offices and the United States Coast Guard to provide updates, if available, on activities relevant to HMS fisheries. The full agenda will be posted prior to the meeting on the our event page.

This email notice is a courtesy to Atlantic HMS fisheries interests to keep you informed about the fisheries. Official notice of Federal fishery actions is made through filing such notice with the Office of the Federal Register. For further information related to Atlantic HMS Management, please call (301) 427-8503 or see the HMS web page at https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/topic/atlantic-highly-migratory-species.  

Additional Information


Last updated by Office of Sustainable Fisheries on March 06, 2019