The public is invited to attend the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council's December 2016 meeting to be held December 12-15, 2016 in Baltimore, Maryland.
On November 8, 2016, NOAA Fisheries announced a change to the southern and eastern boundaries of the Southern Scup Gear Restricted Area (in effect January 1-March 15), as recommended by the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council. This rule is intended to increase access to traditional squid fishing areas, while maintaining protection for juvenile scup.
The Council will hold public hearings November 15-17, 2016 to gather public comments on a request by the State of New Jersey to designate 13 artificial reef sites as Special Management Zones. Written comments will be accepted until Friday, November 25, 2016, 11:59 p.m. EST.
Rick Robins, former Council Chairman, has been named as one of twelve “White House Champions of Change for Sustainable Seafood."
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