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

Name *
Name
Check all that apply
Keep Me Informed

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. 

Name *
Name
Topic

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. 

Name *
Name
Topic(s)

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. 

Name *
Name
Topic(s)

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

Name *
Name
Topic *

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

Name *
Name
Optional
Primary state(s) you land bluefish in:
Optional
Gear type(s) used
Optional
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.

Name *
Name
Check all that apply:

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

Name *
Name
Topic *

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

Name *
Name
Topic

Atlantic Surfclam and Ocean Quahog Excessive Shares Amendment Scoping Comments

The Council is soliciting written comments on the Excessive Shares Amendment to the Atlantic Surfclam and Ocean Quahog (SCOQ) Fishery Management Plan (FMP).  The amendment will consider measures that define what constitutes an excessive share in the SCOQ Individual Transferable Quota (ITQ) program. This is necessary to ensure that no individual, corporation, or other entity acquires an excessive share of the SCOQ ITQ privileges. In addition, the amendment will consider potential revisions to the goals and objectives for the SCOQ FMP. Additional information is available in the scoping guide for this action, available on the Council’s website at http://www.mafmc.org/actions/scoq-excessive-shares-amendment.

Scoping hearings will be held July 10-17, 2017, and written comments may be submitted via mail, fax, email, or via the form below. Click here for details about scoping hearings and other methods of submitting written comments.

Comments must be submitted by July 21, 2017.

Scoping Comment Form

Name *
Name

May 2017 Joint Meeting of the Council and ASMFC Summer Flounder, Scup, and Black Sea Bass Boards

After the briefing book comment deadline has passed, late comments must be submitted using an online comment form. Comments submitted via the form below will be automatically posted to the website and available for Council consideration. A link to the comments submitted via this form will be available on the May 2017 Meeting Page.

Name *
Name
Topic *

Chub Amendment Scoping Comments

The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council is soliciting scoping comments on the Chub Mackerel Amendment. The Council will hold six scoping hearings in May 2017, and written comments may be submitted through May 31, 2017. Comments may be submitted via email, mail, fax, or using the form below. Click here to view the scoping schedule and additional instructions for submitting written comments.

Online Comment Form

Name *
Name
Please write two-letter state abbreviation
Role(s) in the Fishery
Keep Me Informed

River Herring and Shad - Stocks in the Fishery Decision

The Council is considering whether to include river herring and shad as Council-managed species. The River Herring and Shad Committee will discuss this issue at the upcoming Council meeting on October 4, 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.  The full Council will consider the Committee's recommendations on October 5, 2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. More information, including briefing materials and instructions for listening via webinar, will be posted at http://www.mafmc.org/briefing/october-2016

Please use the form to provide comments on whether river herring and shad should be included as Council-managed species.

Comments