NMFS has announced the availability of an Omnibus Amendment to the Fishery Management Plans of the Northeastern United States to simplify vessel baselines. Public comments on the amendment can be submitted through July 17, 2015.
NOAA Fisheries is proposing to implement measures to enhance catch monitoring and address slippage in the Atlantic mackerel fishery. Comments on the proposed rule are due June 18.
The public is invited to attend the Council's next meeting to be held June 8-11, 2015 at the Hilton Virginia Beach Oceanfront, 3001 Atlantic Ave., Virginia Beach, VA 23451.
The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council is seeking proposals from fishery monitoring service providers to develop detailed cost analyses for proposed portside and at-sea monitoring programs. Download the RFP.
The Council will hold five scoping hearings in June 2015 to gather public input related to blueline tilefish management.
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