ASMFC Initiates First Coastwide Stock Assessment of Black Drum Data Sought for Assessment

ARLINGTON, Va. -– January 9, 2012 — The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission has begun work on the first coastwide stock assessment of black drum. The assessment will evaluate the health of the black drum stock and will be used to inform fishery management activities.  The Data Workshop will take place April 15-19, 2013 at the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources, 217 Fort Johnson Road, Charleston, South Carolina. For those interested in submitting data and/or attending the black drum data workshop (space is limited), please contact Jeff Kipp, ASMFC Stock Assessment Scientist, for details at details at  [email protected]  This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it or 703.842.0746. The deadline for data submission is March 15th, 2013.  ASMFC Website