August 2019 Public Comments

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Atlantic Surfclam and Ocean Quahog Excessive Shares Amendment Comments

The Council is soliciting written comments on the Excessive Shares Amendment to the Atlantic Surfclam and Ocean Quahog (SCOQ) Fishery Management Plan (FMP). This amendment considers a variety of approaches to ensure that no individual, corporation, or other entity acquires an excessive share of the Atlantic surfclam and ocean quahog individual transferrable quota (ITQ) privileges. In addition, this action includes measures to revise the process for specifying multi-year management measures, require periodic review of the excessive share cap level, and allow adjustments to be made under the frameworkable provisions of the FMP. Lastly, this action may also revise the management objectives for the Atlantic Surfclam and Ocean Quahog FMP. Additional information about this action is available in the public hearing document and on the Excessive Shares Amendment page.

Comments must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. EST, September 14, 2019.

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June 2019 Public Comments

All public comments for the June 2019 Council Meeting submitted after 5 p.m. on May 30, 2019 must be submitted using the late comment form below. Comments submitted through the form will be available in a spreadsheet linked from the June 2019 Council Meeting page.

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April 2019 Public Comments

Use the form below to submit comments for the April 2019 Council Meeting.

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Surfclam and Ocean Quahog ITQ Review Comments

The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council is seeking public comments on a review of the Atlantic Surfclam and Ocean Quahog Individual Transferable Quota Program. The complete program review document is available at the link below.

Please use the form below to submit your comments by May 8, 2019.

Please direct any questions about the review to, jcoakley@mafmc.org, (302) 526-5252.

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March 2019 Public Comments

Public comments must be received by 11:59 p.m. on February 20, 2019 to be included in the briefing book. Comments received after this date but before 5:00 p.m. on February 28, 2019 will be posted as supplemental materials on the Council meeting web page. After that date, all comments must be submitted using the online comment form below. A link to this spreadsheet is available on the March 2019 Council Meeting page. Late comments emailed to Council staff will not be forwarded to Council members. 

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December 2018 Public Comments

Public comments submitted after 5:00 p.m. on December 6 must be submitted using the online comment form below. Comments submitted through the form will be automatically added to a spreadsheet available for Council consideration. A link to this spreadsheet is available on the December 2018 Council Meeting page. Late comments emailed to Council staff will not be forwarded to Council members. 

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Chub Mackerel Amendment Public Comments

Use the form below to submit written comments on the Chub Mackerel Amendment. Comments must be submitted be submitted by 11:59 pm on January 18, 2019. Click here to view a schedule of public hearings for this action.

Additional information about the amendment and the management alternatives being considered can be found in the public hearing document. For more information, visit the Chub Mackerel Amendment page or contact Julia Beaty at jbeaty@mafmc.org or 302-526-5250.

Chub Mackerel Amendment Online Comment Form

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October 2018 Public Comments

Public comments submitted after 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 27 must be submitted using the online comment form below. Comments submitted through the form will be automatically added to a spreadsheet available for Council consideration. A link to this spreadsheet is available on the October 2018 Council Meeting page. Late comments emailed to Council staff will not be forwarded to Council members. 

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August 2018 Public Comments

Public comments submitted after 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 9 must be submitted using the online comment form below. Comments submitted through the form will be automatically added to a spreadsheet available for Council consideration. A link to this spreadsheet is available on the August 2018 Council Meeting page. Late comments emailed to Council staff will not be forwarded to Council members. 

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June 2018 Public Comments

Late comments submitted after the final public comment deadline for the June 2018 Council Meeting (Thursday, May 31, 5:00 p.m.) must be submitted using the form below. Comments submitted through the form will be automatically added to a spreadsheet available for Council consideration. A link to this spreadsheet is available on the June 2018 Council Meeting page. Late comments emailed to Council staff will not be forwarded to Council members. 

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April 2018 Public Comments

Late comments submitted after the final public comment deadline for the April 2018 Council Meeting (Thursday, April 5, 5:00 p.m.) must be submitted using the form below. Comments submitted through the form will be automatically added to a spreadsheet available for Council consideration. A link to this spreadsheet is available on the April 2018 Council Meeting page. Late comments emailed to Council staff will not be forwarded to Council members. 

April 2018 Public Comment Form

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Bluefish Allocation Amendment Comments

The Council and Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission are developing an amendment to review and possibly revise the allocation of Atlantic bluefish between the commercial and recreational fisheries and the commercial allocations to the states. For information and updates related to this action, please visit the Bluefish Allocation Amendment page

Please use the form below to submit comments regarding the range of potential issues to be addressed in the amendment.

Comment Form

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Please comment on any bluefish management measures or strategies you think may or may not be useful or practical and explain your rationale. Please also comment on any other issues that should be addressed in the amendment.

Summer Flounder Amendment Comments

Use the form below to submit written comments on the Summer Flounder Commercial Issues Amendment. Click here to view the public hearing schedule and detailed comment instructions. Public hearing documents are available here.

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Contacts

Kirby Rootes-Murdy, FMP Coordinator, Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission
Krootes-murdy@asmfc.org, 703.842.0740

Kiley Dancy, FMP Coordinator, Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council
kdancy@mafmc.org, 302.526.5257

February 2018 Public Comments

Late comments submitted after the final public comment deadline for the February 2018 Council Meeting (Thursday, February 8, 5:00 p.m.) must be submitted using the form below. Comments submitted through the form will be automatically added to a spreadsheet available for Council consideration. A link to this spreadsheet is available on the February 2018 Council Meeting page. Late comments emailed to Council staff will not be forwarded to Council members. 

February 2018 Public Comment Form

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December 2017 Public Comments

Late comments submitted after the final public comment deadline for the December 2017 Council Meeting (Thursday, December 7, 2017, 5:00 p.m.) must be submitted using the form below. Comments submitted through the form will be automatically added to a spreadsheet available for Council consideration. A link to this spreadsheet is available on the December 2017 Council Meeting page. Late comments emailed to Council staff will not be forwarded to Council members. 

December 2017 Public Comment Form

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