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NEFMC Workshops on Deep Sea Coral Management Areas (New Bedford, MA)

  • Fairfield Inn and Suites (New Bedford, MA) 185 Macarthur Drive New Bedford, MA, 02740 United States (map)

The New England Fishery Management Council is hosting two workshops to bring together active fishermen who use bottom-tending mobile and fixed gear to discuss issues related to its Deep-Sea Coral Amendment. Advance registration is strongly encouraged.

PLEASE NOTE: As a result of the winter storm that’s forecasted for our region on Tuesday, the New England Fishery Management Council is modifying the schedule for its two Coral Workshops.  Here are the details.

  • CORAL WORKSHOP #1, NEW BEDFORD, MA:  This workshop will begin as planned at 9 a.m. on Monday, March 13 and extend into the early evening to accommodate as much of the original two-day agenda as possible.  The second day of the workshop — Tuesday, March 14 — has been cancelled to avoid unnecessary travel.  The workshop will be held at the Fairfield Inn & Suites, 185 MacArthur Drive, New Bedford, MA 02740.
  • CORAL WORKSHOP #2, PORTSMOUTH, NH:  This workshop will take place on Wednesday, March 15 as originally scheduled, but the start-time has been advanced by two hours — from 9:00 a.m. to 11 a.m. — to allow additional travel time.  The workshop will be held at the Sheraton Harborside, 250 Market Street, Portsmouth, NH 03801.

CORAL INFORMATION:  Visit the Council’s Coral Workshops webpage to access all meeting materials, including the agendas for both workshops, maps, and presentations.

QUESTIONS:  Email Michelle Bachman at

Earlier Event: February 14
February 2017 Council Meeting
Later Event: March 14
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