The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council and the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission have approved revised specifications for the 2017 black sea bass fishing year as well as specifications for the 2018 fishing year for the Northern black sea bass stock.
Larger fish like striped bass and bluefish are popular with fishermen, but healthy populations of smaller fish and invertebrates form the base of the food web. This video produced by the Chesapeake Bay Program explains what fish are eating to survive in the Chesapeake Bay. Watch the Video >
The Council is seeking a contractor to conduct a Catch Share Program Review of the present and past social and economic conditions in the Atlantic surfclam and ocean quahog fisheries which are managed using individual transferrable quotas (ITQs). Proposal Submission Deadline: March 31, 2017.
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The Council and ASMFC are discussing 2017-2019 Black Sea Bass specifications this morning. Details and webinar info: https://t.co/r13OO0aDzV
Our meeting is kicking off now with a River Herring and Shad Committee meeting. Details here: https://t.co/r13OO0aDzV
Our February Council Meeting begins today in Kitty Hawk, NC. Get the agenda and webinar details: https://t.co/r13OO0aDzV
Don't forget! Feb 10 is the deadline to apply for vacancies on 3 of our advisory panels: https://t.co/RU1Zm2qyqx