The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council's Mackerel, Squid, and Butterfish Advisory Panel will meet on Friday February 22, 2019 from 10:00 am to 12:00 p.m. The meeting will be held via webinar, which can be accessed at: http://mafmc.adobeconnect.com/feb2019msbap/. Participants may also connect via telephone by calling 1-800-832-0736 and entering room number 5068871.
The purpose of this meeting is for the Advisory Panel to review public comments and staff recommendations and provide recommendations for preferred alternatives for the Chub Mackerel Amendment. The Council will consider the Advisory Panel recommendations when they take final action on this amendment. This amendment considers adding Atlantic chub mackerel (Scomber colias) to the Mackerel, Squid, and Butterfish Fishery Management Plan. The amendment includes alternatives regarding catch limits, accountability measures, and other conservation and management measures required for stocks “in the fishery.”