The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council's (MAFMC) Summer Flounder, Scup, and Black Sea Bass Advisory Panel (AP) will meet jointly with the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission's Summer Flounder, Scup, and Black Sea Bass Advisory Panels on July 1, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
The meeting has two primary purposes, as described below:
- The AP will review fishery performance and create AP Fishery Performance Reports for Summer Flounder, Scup, and Black Sea Bass. Specifications for the 2015 fishing year, including catch and landings limits and commercial management measures, have already been implemented as part of previously set multi-year specifications. Specifications for 2015 will be reviewed by the MAFMC and Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASFMC) to determine whether any changes are warranted. The Advisory Panel's Fishery Performance Reports for each species will be provided to the MAFMC and the ASMFC prior to their review of 2015 specifications.
- The AP will be asked to provide input on the range of issues to be considered in a recently-initiated amendment to the MAFMC's Summer Flounder, Scup, and Black Sea Bass Fishery Management Plan. This amendment will relate to summer flounder management goals and strategies. More information can be found at: http://www.mafmc.org/actions/summer-flounder-amendment/.
For more information, contact Kiley Dancy, summer flounder scup and black sea bass FMP coordinator - (302) 526-5257, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to M. Jan Saunders at the Mid-Atlantic Council Office at least five days prior to the meeting date.