The Council has committed to funding the first year of a long term golden tilefish fishery independent survey. The first survey will be conducted next year in waters off New York to the Virginia/North Carolina line. This commitment stands with the understanding that the survey will be continued biennially with funding generated through industry involvement.
The Tilefish Committee and Advisory Panel will meet via webinar on Thursday, August 1, 2019 from 9:00 am – 11: 00 am to discuss the survey and potential funding options for subsequent surveys. The meeting materials and a webinar link will be distributed one week prior to the meeting.