NOAA Fisheries to Hold Public HMS Advisory Panel Meeting September 9-10

August 12, 2020

The twice-yearly HMS Advisory Panel meeting is open to the public and will be broadcast via webinar.

NOAA Fisheries will hold a meeting of the Atlantic Highly Migratory Species (HMS) Advisory Panel on September 9-10, 2020. This meeting is open to the public and will be broadcast via webinar. 

When: Wednesday, September 9, 2020, at 8:45 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
             Thursday, September 10, 2020, at 8:45 a.m.–3:30 p.m.

Where: Webinar information will be available on our event page. Participants are encouraged to join 15 minutes prior to the meeting.

Details: 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:

  • Draft Amendment 12, which would update the 2006 Consolidated HMS FMP using revised National Standard guidelines;
  • Updates on Atlantic shark fisheries and Amendment 14
  • Updates on the bluefin tuna fishery and Amendment 13 (bluefin tuna); and
  • Updates on ecosystem modeling in Atlantic HMS fisheries.

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.

Last updated by Office of Sustainable Fisheries on August 12, 2020