Public Meeting on Dogfish Trip Limits

The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold a public information meeting via webinar to gather fishery industry perspectives on the likely impacts of alternative spiny dogfish trip limits.

Webinar link:  http://mafmc.adobeconnect.com/dogfish/  

The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC) has formally recommended maintaining existing (4,000 lb) federal spiny dogfish trip limits for the 2014 and 2015 fishing years, while the New England Fishery Management Council has recommended eliminating federal trip limits for this fishery.  In order to fully inform the impact analysis being prepared by the MAFMC and its development of comments during pending rulemaking, the MAFMC is holding a webinar to collect industry perspectives on the likely operational and economic impacts of existing and alternative spiny dogfish trip limit options for this fishery.

A listening station will also be available at the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council's Office. Address: 800 N. State Street, Suite 201, Dover, DE 19901; telephone: (302) 674-2331.