The Mackerel, Squid, Butterfish Committee and Advisory Panel will meet jointly via webinar on Thursday, May 17, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
The purpose of the meeting is to develop recommendations for the Council regarding modifications to the Atlantic mackerel commercial fishery closure possession limits. Currently no Atlantic mackerel possession is allowed by federally-permitted commercial vessels once 100% of the commercial landings quota is reached. The Council is considering changing the trip limit once 100% of the commercial landings quota is reached. The Council is scheduled to take final action on this issue at its June 2018 Council meeting via a Framework Adjustment to the MSB Fishery Management Plan.
Webinar Link: http://mafmc.adobeconnect.com/msb-com-ap-2018-01/
To participate, the audio connection is by telephone only. Telephone instructions are provided upon connecting, or you can call direct: 800-832-0736, Rm: *7833942#.
Contact Jason Didden at firstname.lastname@example.org or 302-526-5254 if you would like to test your ability to connect to the webinar before the day of the meeting.