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Ecosystem and Ocean Planning Advisory Panel Meeting

  • Double Tree by Hilton Baltimore –BWI Airport 890 Elkridge Landing Rd Linthicum Heights, MD, 21090 (map)

The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council's (MAFMC) Ecosystem and Ocean Planning Advisory Panel (AP) will hold a public meeting on Tuesday, July 21, 2015 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Double Tree by Hilton Baltimore (BWI Airport, 890 Elkridge Landing Road, Linthicum, Maryland, 21090; telephone: (410)-859-8400.)

The objective of this meeting is to provide input to the Council on the development of written Council policy on anthropogenic activities that impact fish habitat in our region (i.e., Coastal Development Issues, Liquefied Natural Gas, Marine Transport, Offshore Oil and Gas, Offshore Wind Energy, and Fishing Gear Impacts). The development of written Council policy on these activities will allow the Council to comment more quickly and effectively on activities and projects proposed in the Mid-Atlantic region, and enable the Council to work more effectively in addressing fish habitat and ecosystem issues in our region.

Meeting Materials


Briefing Documents

Updated July 16, 2015

Download all briefing materials combined

  1. Improving How the Council Addresses Anthropogenic (Human) Activities that Impact Fish Habitat (DRAFT)
  2. Introduction and Methods
  3. General Policies on Non-Fishing Activities and Projects – Draft Council Policy
  4. Liquefied Natural Gas
    1. Liquefied Natural Gas Background Document
    2. Liquefied Natural Gas – Draft Council Policy
  5. Offshore Wind Energy
    1. Offshore Wind Background Document
    2. Offshore Wind – Draft Council Policy
  6. Offshore Oil
    1. Offshore Oil Background Document
    2. Offshore Oil – Draft Council Policy
  7. Marine Transport
    1. Marine Transport Background Document
    2. Marine Transport – Draft Council Policy
  8. Coastal Development
    1. Coastal Development Background Document
    2. Coastal Development – Draft Council Policy
  9. Habitat Impacts from Fishing
    1. Fishing Background Document
    2. Fishing – Draft Council Policy

Reference Materials

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  1. Impacts to Marine Fisheries Habitat from Nonfishing Activities in the Northeastern United States, NOAA Fisheries
  2. Living Shorelines: From Barriers to Opportunities, Restore America's Estuaries
  3. Offshore Wind Best Management Practices Workshop, MAFMC
  4. Offshore Wind Energy Development Site Assessment and Characterization: Evaluation of the Current Status and European Experience, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM)
  5. MAFMC Comments to Delaware Coastal Programs on Proposed Geophysical Seismic Surveys
  6. MAFMC Comments to BOEM on the 2017-2022 Proposed Oil and Gas Leasing Program


These meetings are physically accessible to people with disabilities.  Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aid should be directed to M. Jan Saunders, (302) 526-5251, at least 5 days prior to the meeting date.

Earlier Event: June 25
Bluefish Advisory Panel Meeting
Later Event: July 21
SSC Meeting