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Unmanaged Forage Fishery Management Action Team (FMAT)

The Council's Unmanaged Forage Fishery Management Action Team (FMAT) will meet via webinar on Monday, March 14, 2016 from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. The purpose of this meeting is to develop recommendations to the Ecosystem and Ocean Planning Committee and the Council on a range of alternatives for trip limits for unmanaged forage species, as well recommendations for other aspects of the Unmanaged Forage Omnibus Amendment.

Additional information about this action is available on the Unmanaged Forage Omnibus Amendment page.

Contact: Julia Beaty,, (302) 526-5250

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About FMAT Meetings

Fishery Management Action Team (FMAT) meetings are working meetings of Council, NOAA Fisheries, and Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission staff. The Council typically posts announcements of FMAT meetings to the calendar on the Council’s website, sometimes with very little notice. Detailed agendas and information on the meeting location and how to connect via phone or webinar (if available) are not posted but may be obtained by contacting Council staff prior to the meeting. FMAT members may discuss topics listed on the agenda in any order and may also discuss topics not listed. Members of the public may attend FMAT meetings, or listen to the meetings if they are broadcast, but should not expect to participate in the discussion unless the FMAT chair invites public input during a specified public comment period to be noted at the beginning of the meeting. Work carried out by the FMAT is considered during committee and/or Council meetings, during which public comments are encouraged.