The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council's Mackerel, Squid, and Butterfish Committee will on Monday February 25, 2019 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 p.m. The meeting will be held via webinar, which can be accessed at: http://mafmc.adobeconnect.com/feb2019msbcom/. 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 Committee to review public comments, staff recommendations, and Advisory Panel recommendations and to develop their own recommendations for preferred alternatives for the Chub Mackerel 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.”