Tag Archives: Public Hearings

Mid-Atlantic Council to Hold Public Hearings for Squid Amendment

The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council will hold nine public hearings in April and May 2017 to solicit public input on the Squid Amendment to the Atlantic Mackerel, Squid, and Butterfish Fishery Management Plan. The Council is also soliciting written comments on the amendment through 11:59 pm on May 18, 2017.The amendment considers measures to reduce latent longfin and Illex squid permits. Currently, a relatively small portion of vessels with limited access (“moratorium”) squid permits account for the majority of landings in most years. The Council is concerned that activation of latent permits in the squid fisheries could lead to excessive fishing effort, potentially resulting in shortened seasons and increased catch of non-target species. The amendment also considers measures to modify the management of longfin squid during Trimester 2 (May-August). The Council is considering this action because there is concern that the productivity of the longfin squid stock may be negatively impacted if excessive fishing in Trimester 2 does not allow sufficient spawning and/or successful egg hatching from egg mops. Locations of the hearings with time and date, public comment info, Click Here 17:54

Press Release: MAFMC – Reminder: Public Hearings to Begin Today for the Surfclam and Ocean Quahog Cost Recovery Amendment

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Maine to host public hearings about fish habitat plan – Tonight 6PM, Brewer – Tomorrow 6PM, Portland

NEFMC SidebarMaine will host two public hearings this week about a long-anticipated fishery management plan for New England waters. The New England Fishery Management Council is working on a habitat management plan for federal waters from Maine to Rhode Island and is considering many options to balance conservation with commercial fishing interests. A public comment period about the management plan ends Jan. 8. Locations here 07:42

Reef Fish Amendment 40 – Sector Separation Public Meetings, Public Hearings,& Scoping Workshops, Aug 4 -19, 2014

All public hearings begin at 6:00 p.m. local time and end no later than 9:00 p.m. Times Locations and Dates. A Note on Scoping: Scoping is the process of identifying issues, potential impacts, and reasonable alternatives associated with the issue at hand. It provides the first and best opportunity for the public to make suggestions or to raise issues and concerns before the Council begins developing an amendment. Read more here 11:11

Public Meetings, Public Hearings, Amendment 28 – Red Snapper Allocation-March 10 through March 24, Various Locations

All public hearings begin at 6:00 p.m. local time and end no later than 9:00 p.m. March 10 Orange Beach, AL, March 11 Mobile, AL, For locations and details, click here  12:45