The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council's Ecosystem and Ocean Planning Advisory Panel (AP) will meet on Wednesday July 6, 2016 from 9:00 am to 4:00 p.m. The meeting will be held at the BWI Airport Marriott, 1743 West Nursery Road, Linthicum, Maryland, 21090. A webinar connection will also be available at http://mafmc.adobeconnect.com/eop_ap_july2016/. See meeting agenda for additional webinar details.
The purpose of this meeting is to develop recommendations for final action on the Council’s Unmanaged Forage Omnibus Amendment. This amendment will prohibit the development of new and expansion of existing directed commercial fisheries on unmanaged forage species in Mid-Atlantic Federal waters until the Council has had an adequate opportunity to both assess the scientific information relating to any new or expanded directed fisheries and consider potential impacts to existing fisheries, fishing communities, and the marine ecosystem. At this meeting, the AP will consider comments received during public hearings and will develop recommendations to the Council’s Ecosystem and Ocean Planning Committee and to the full Council for final action on the amendment. An EOP Committee meeting on the same topic will be held on July 7, 2016. The Council plans to take final action on the amendment at their meeting in Virginia Beach on August 8-11, 2016.
Julia Beaty, Fishery Management Specialist - 302-526-5250, firstname.lastname@example.org
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.