Mid Atlantic Council considering buffer zone south of Nantucket that would eliminate squid fishing in federal waters in that area

The Council included an action to consider Squid Buffers in the list of “Possible Additions” in the 2017 Implementation Plan. The December 2017 Council meeting would constitute Framework Meeting 1, as per the Frameworks Process Summary. Staff has been able to draft possible alternatives and to develop preliminary related analyses (or use existing analyses). Staff is seeking Council input on next steps. Several recent constituent communications regarding the buffer issue are also included at the end of this tab. Previous public comments have included positions for and against moving forward with this action. click here to read the story Attached are two letters of support for the fishing industry from the Town of Narragansett Town Council and also the Narragansett Chamber of Commerce click here to read the letters 12:43