The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council's Demersal Committee will meet jointly with a subset of the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission’s Summer Flounder, Scup, and Black Sea Bass Management Board on Tuesday, March 27, 2019 from 9:00 am to noon. The meeting will be held via webinar.
Webinar: The webinar may be accessed at http://mafmc.adobeconnect.com/sfsbsb2018fw/. The audio portion of the webinar may also be accessed via phone by dialing 1-800-832-0736 and entering room number 5068871.
The purpose of the meeting is to discuss draft management alternatives for an action which will consider adding the following management options to the Summer Flounder, Scup, and Black Sea Bass Fishery Management Plan:
- Conservation equivalency for the recreational black sea bass fishery,
- Transit provisions for Block Island Sound for recreational fisheries for all three species, and
- Slot limits for recreational fisheries for all three species.
The two groups will also discuss the possibility of evaluating and modifying recreational management measures based on the annual catch limit, rather than the recreational harvest limit.