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SAFMC Public Hearing Webinar about Changes to the Recreational Fishing Season for Atlantic Cobia

Coastal Migratory Pelagics Amendment 30 includes one action to change the recreational fishing year for Atlantic cobia. In combination with the proposed changes to the recreational bag/vessel limit and minimum size limit in Framework Amendment 4 (approved by the SAFMC in September 2016), the change to the recreational fishing year is expected to reduce the risk of exceeding the recreational annual catch limit before participants in all states have opportunities to fish for cobia. The proposed measure would impact management of Atlantic cobia, which extends from the FL/GA border northward to NY.

DATE: October 25, 2016

TIME: 6:00 PM 

LOCATION: The public hearing is being held  via webinar only. Registration for the webinar is required - Click here to register.

Council staff will provide a presentation on the amendment and provide participants an opportunity to ask questions. Once the Q&A session is complete, staff will open the public comment portion of the hearing and participants will be able to provide verbal public comment via the webinar using the mics on their computer or phone.

Access the amendment documents and a video presentation to learn more about the action in the amendment.

Submit Comments

Written comments may be submitted by using the online public comment form, mail, or fax.  

Further details on submitting written comments are available at the Public Hearing & Scoping Meeting page of the Council's website.

Deadline for Submitting Written Comments: All written comments are due by 5 PM on November 15, 2016.