The Council will hold a public information meeting on Thursday, April 7, 2016 from 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. to gather input on the likely impacts of alternative spiny dogfish trip limits. The meeting will be held via webinar with a telephone-only connection option (you will need to call on the phone to participate).
Webinar Link: http://mafmc.adobeconnect.com/dogtriplimits2016/
**The only way to participate/talk is to call into the webinar on the phone** Phone connection information pops up when you join the webinar. If folks happen to be away from their computer at the meeting time, you can also call in directly: 800-832-0736RM: *7833942#
Background: For 2016-2018 specifications, the Mid-Atlantic and New England Fishery Management Councils took no action on the spiny dogfish trip limit, which would maintain the current 5,000 pound trip limit. The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC) has requested that the trip limit be increased to 6,000 pounds (http://www.mafmc.org/s/2016_Spiny-Dogfish-to-GARFO_trip-limits-REB-edits_AH-2.pdf), and this webinar-based meeting will gather public input on the potential impacts of changing the spiny dogfish trip limit.
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.