The Council will hold public meetings in Narragansett, Rhode Island (RI) and Cape May, New Jersey (NJ) to get public input on potential changes to squid (longfin and Illex) assessment and management.
In January 2013, the Council held a workshop on squid (longfin and Illex) assessment and management. The workshop brought fishermen, managers, and academics together to discuss potential ways to make squid management more responsive to current conditions. A summary and additional materials from the workshop are available at: http://www.mafmc.org/workshop/squid-management-workshop-january-2013.
Several recommendations came out of the workshop, including getting additional input from fishermen in convenient locations. These meetings address that recommendation and will solicit input from attendees on all of the potential ways to improve squid assessment and management that were recommended at the workshop. For more information, contact Jason Didden.
Meeting Date and Location
The Narragansett, RI meeting will be on May 22, 2013 from 10 am to approximately noon, but may go later if necessary. The Cape May, NJ meeting will be on June 5, 2013 from 7 pm to approximately 9 pm but may go later if necessary.
The Narragansett, Rhode Island meeting will be held at Superior Trawl, 55 State Street, Narragansett, RI 02882. (401) 263-3671. The Cape May, New Jersey meeting will be held at the Congress Hall Hotel, 29 Perry St, Cape May, NJ 08204 (888) 944-1816.
The meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to M. Jan Saunders at the Mid-Atlantic Council Office (302) 526-5251 at least five days prior to the meeting date.