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Feb
12
to Feb 14

February 2019 Council Meeting – Virginia Beach, VA

  • Hilton Virginia Beach Oceanfront (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Council will meet February 12-14, 2019 in Virginia Beach, VA. The meeting will be held at the Hilton Virginia Beach Oceanfront (3001 Atlantic Avenue, Virginia Beach, VA 23151, 757-213-3000). Additional information will be posted on this page as it becomes available.

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Aug
12
to Aug 15

August 2019 Council Meeting – Philadelphia, PA

  • Courtyard Philadelphia Downtown (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Council will meet August 12-15, 2019 in Philadelphia, PA. The meeting will be held at the Courtyard Philadelphia Downtown (21 N. Juniper St., Philadelphia, PA 19107, 215-496-3200). Additional information will be posted on this page as it becomes available.

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Oct
8
to Oct 10

October 2019 Council Meeting

  • Durham Convention Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Council will meet October 8-10, 2019 in Durham, NC. The meeting will be held at the Durham Convention Center (301 W. Morgan St., Durham, NC 27701, 919-956-9404), Lodging for the meeting will be at the Durham Marriott Center City (201 Foster St, Durham, NC 27701, 919-768-6000). Additional information will be posted on this page as it becomes available.

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Aug
10
to Aug 13

August 2015 Council Meeting

  • Holiday Inn Midtown - New York City (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The public is invited to attend the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council's August 2015 meeting to be held at the Holiday Inn Midtown, 440 West 57th St., New York, NY 10019: telephone 212-581-8100. 

For online access to the meeting, enter as a guest at: http://mafmc.adobeconnect.com/august2015/

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Jun
8
to Jun 11

June 2015 Council Meeting

  • Hilton Virginia Beach Oceanfront (map)
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The public is invited to attend the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council's June 2015 meeting to be held at the Hilton Virginia Beach Oceanfront, 3001 Atlantic Ave., Virginia Beach, VA 23451: telephone 757-213-3000.  Below is the meeting agenda. 

For online access to the meeting, enter as a guest at: http://mafmc.adobeconnect.com/june2015/

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Feb
25
1:30 PM13:30

Emergency Blueline Tilefish Webinar

The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council  will hold an emergency meeting on Wednesday, February 25, 2015 from 1:30 until 4:30 p.m. to consider requesting emergency action for deepwater snapper/grouper species, including blueline tilefish, within the Mid-Atlantic Council’s jurisdiction.

Briefing Materials and Webinar connection details can be found at http://www.mafmc.org/briefing/2015/february-2014-blueline-tilefish-webinar-meeting

Background & Purpose

The purpose of the meeting is to consider requesting emergency action by National Marine Fisheries Service under section 305(c) of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson-Stevens Act) for deepwater snapper/grouper species, including blueline tilefish, within the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council’s jurisdiction. Several developments precipitated this request, including:

  1. In discussions with NMFS headquarters, the Agency confirmed that the Council can directly request emergency action on these species within our Council’s jurisdiction.
  2. Council Chairman Rick Robins was contacted by a commercial North Carolina long-liner who indicated that he intends to begin directing on blueline tilefish in June of this year, within our Council’s jurisdiction, and intends to land the fish in New Jersey, where there are no landing limits.
  3. New Jersey has indicated, preliminarily, that they will not be able to implement state regulations before the fishery begins this summer. Connecticut has also indicated that they will not have regulations in place in time for this year’s fishery, if at all.
  4. Further communications with the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council staff confirmed that they are scheduled to consider requesting emergency federal action at their March meeting to protect blueline tilefish within the Mid-Atlantic Council’s jurisdictional boundaries.

Federal Register Notice

This meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities.  Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aid should be directed to M. Jan Saunders, (302) 526-5251, at least 5 days prior to the meeting date.

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