The Council's Summer Flounder, Scup, and Black Sea Bass Advisory Panel and its Mackerel, Squid, and Butterfish Advisory Panel will meet jointly via webinar to provide recommendations on potential modifications to the Scup Gear Restricted Areas. The meeting will be held via webinar at the link below.
- Commercial fishery scup discarding and the Gear Restricted Areas (GRAs) - Mark Terceiro and Alicia Miller, NEFSC Population Dynamics Branch
- Draft Framework 8 Adjustment to the Summer Flounder, Scup, and Black Sea Bass Fishery Management Plan
The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council is considering modification to the Scup Gear Restricted Areas through Framework 8 to the Summer Flounder, Scup, and Black Sea Bass Fishery Management Plan. This meeting will provide the Council with input on specific alternatives that could be included in this Framework action to modify these gear restricted areas.