The Council's Mackerel-Squid-Butterfish (MSB) Monitoring Committee will meet twice to develop recommendations for 2014 MSB specifications. The first meeting will be in Gloucester, MA and the second will be via webinar. The May 23 Gloucester meeting will focus on developing options for River Herring and Shad Catch Caps for implementation in 2014 per Amendment 14 to the Atlantic Mackerel, Squid, and Butterfish Fishery Management Plan. Implementation of Amendment 14 is expected by January 1, 2014. The May 28 webinar meeting will address any outstanding River Herring and Shad Cap issues as well as other MSB management measures for 2014. The public may participate in the May 28 meeting via webinar or in person at the Council Address listed below if desired (please contact the Council ahead of time).
For more information about the meeting, contact Jason Didden.
- 2014 Atlantic Mackerel, Squid, and Butterfish Specifications and Management Measures- Alternatives Discussion Document
Webinar audio recording: http://mafmc.adobeconnect.com/p2h0g95axmq/