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Council Coordination Committee


The reauthorization of the MSA in 2007 established a Council Coordination Committee, or CCC.
The CCC consists of the chairs, vice chairs, and executive directors from each council, or other staff, as appropriate. This committee meets twice each year to discuss issues relevant to all councils, including issues related to the implementation of the MSA. NOAA Fisheries hosts one meeting in January or February of each year, and the second meeting, hosted by one of the councils, is usually held in May or June.

NOAA Fisheries is committed to the timely implementation of all provisions of the MSA. Regular face-to-face meetings or conferences between NOAA Fisheries and the leadership of the eight councils are critical to ensure administrative and MSA priorities are met.

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2017 CCC Meetings

February 28-March 1

Host: NOAA Fisheries

The Ritz Carlton, Pentagon City

Arlington, VA


May 15-18

Host: New England Council

Gloucester, MA

  • Agenda/Presentations

  • Transcript – Download File (PDF, 326 pages).

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Past Council Coordination Committee Meetings


February 24-25

Host: NOAA Fisheries

Holiday Inn Capitol Hill

Washington, DC


May 24-26

Host: Caribbean Council

Frenchman’s Reef & Morning Star Marriott Beach Resort

St. Thomas, USVI



February 18-19

Host: NOAA Fisheries


June 22-25

Host: Gulf of Mexico Council



February 19-20

Host: NOAA Fisheries


May 12-15

Host: Mid-Atlantic Council



February 20-21

Host: NOAA Fisheries


May 6-10

Host: Pacific Council



January 25-26

Host: NOAA Fisheries


May 2-3

Host: Western Pacific Council



January 11-12

Host: NOAA Fisheries


May 3-5

Host: South Atlantic Council



January 13-14

Host: NOAA Fisheries


May 19-20

Host: North Pacific Council



February 25-26

Host: NOAA Fisheries



January 8-10

Host: NOAA Fisheries


May 5-9

Host: Caribbean Council

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