News Archive

2011

Council Revises 2012 Harvest Limits - Recommends Liberalization of Recreational Management Measures

12/19/2011

December 2011 Council Meeting Summary

12/20/2011

December 14, 2011 Public Listening Session Press Release

12/8/2011

December 13-15, 2011 Council Agenda Press Release

11/28/2011

Council to Reconsider 2012 Summer Flounder Recommendations

10/31/2011

October 11-13, 2011 Council Press Release

10/19/2011

October 11-13, 2011 Council Meeting Report

10/19/2011

October 11-13, 2011 Council Agenda Press Release

9/21/2011

September 20, 2011 Council Launches Visioning Effort

9/20/2011

August 16-18, 2011 Council Press Release

8/23/2011

August 16-18, 2011 Council Meeting Report

8/23/2011

August 16, 2011 Council Listening Session

8/9/2011

August 16-18, 2011 Council Agenda Press Release

7/26/2011

June 14-16, 2011 Council Meeting Report

6/22/2011

June 14-16, 2011 Council Press Release

6/21/2011

June 15, 2011 Public Listening Session Press Release

5/31/2011

June 14-16, 2011 Council Agenda Press Release

5/23/2011

April 12-14, 2011 Council Press Release

4/19/2011

April 12-14, 2011 Council Meeting Report

4/19/2011

April 12-14, 2011 Council Agenda Press Release

3/21/2011

February 8-10, 2011 Council Press Release

2/14/2011

February 8-10, 2011 Council Meeting Report

2/14/2011

Agenda for Council Meeting in New Bern, NC February 8-10, 2011

1/18/2011

NMFS Solicits MAFMC 2012 Research Set-Aside Proposals

1/11/2011

2010

Summary of Council Meeting in Virginia Beach, VA December 13-16, 2010

12/20/2010

Agenda for Council's Habitat - Ecosystem Workshop in Virginia Beach, VA December 13 - 14, 2010

12/7/2010

Agenda for Council Meeting in Virginia Beach, VA December 13 - 16, 2010

11/22/2010

Summary of Council Meeting in Cape May, NJ October 12-14, 2010

10/18/2010

Agenda for Council Meeting in Cape May, NJ October 12-14, 2010

9/20/2010

Council Seeks Nominations for Fisheries Achievement Award

8/23/2010

Summary of Council Meeting in Philadelphia, PA August 16-19, 2010

8/23/2010

Agenda for Council Meeting in Philadelphia, PA August 16-19, 2010

7/23/2010

2010 Trimester 2 and 3 Loligo Squid Quota Adjustments

7/1/2010

Council Appointments

6/24/2010

Dogfish Stock Rebuilt

6/24/2010

Summary of Council Meeting in New York, NY June 8-10, 2010

6/15/2010

Christopher Moore, Ph.D. Selected as New Council Executive Director

6/3/2010

Agenda for Council Meeting in New York, NY June 8 - 10, 2010

5/13/2010

Summary of Council Meeting in Duck, NC April 13 - 15, 2010

4/20/2010

Agenda for Council Meeting in Duck, NC April 13 - 15, 2010

3/22/2010

Agenda for Catch Shares Workshop in Williamsburg, VA Mar 16 - 18, 2010

3/8/2010

Summary of Council Meeting in Cambridge, MD February 9 - 11, 2010

2/26/2010

Council Executive Director Position Vacancy Announcement

2/18/2010

Eric Schwaab Appointed as NMFS Assistant Administrator

2/16/2010

SSC Meeting Postponed until March 9, 2010

2/12/2010

Council Office is Moving to a New Address

2/8/2010

Council to Hold Catch Shares Workshop March 16 - 18 in Williamsburg, VA

2/3/2010

Public Hearings on Squid, Mackerel, Butterfish Amendment 11 to be held in February 2010

1/22/2010

NMFS Solicits Proposals for MAFMC 2011 Research Set-Aside Program

1/22/2010

SSC Reconsiders 2010 Black Sea Bass ABC Recommendation

1/19/2010

Agenda for Council Meeting in Cambridge, MD February 9 - 11, 2010

1/19/2010

2009

Summary of Council Meeting in Wilmington, DE December 8 - 10, 2009

12/14/2009

Agenda for Council Meeting in Wilmington, DE December 8 - 10, 2009

11/16/2009

Summary of Council Meeting in Ocean City, MD October 13 - 15, 2009

10/16/2009

Mid-Atlantic Council "Going Live" beginning with October meeting in Ocean City, MD

9/23/2009

Agenda for Council Meeting in Ocean City, MD October 13 - 15, 2009

9/23/2009

Summary of Council Meeting in Alexandria, VA August 4 - 6, 2009

8/12/2009

New Chairman Appointed to Council's Scientific and Statistical Committee

8/3/2009

Summary of Council Meeting in Alexandria, VA August 4 - 6, 2009

7/31/2009

Agenda for Council Meeting in Alexandria, VA August 4 - 6, 2009

7/13/2009

June Council Meeting Summary Follow Up

6/26/2009

Secretary Of Commerce Announces New Council Appointments

6/26/2009

Agenda for Special Council Meeting in Philadelphia, PA July 14, 2009

6/24/2009

Summary of Council Meeting in New York, NY June 8 - 11, 2009

6/16/2009

Agenda for Council Meeting in New York, NY June 8 - 11, 2009

5/18/2009

Tilefish Amendment 1 Notice of Availability

5/11/2009

Comment Period for Omnibus ACL/AM Amendment Extended to May 31, 2009

5/4/2009

Summary of Council Meeting in Duck, NC April 14 - 16, 2009

4/20/2009

Council Begins Scoping for Omnibus ACL/AM Amendment

4/3/2009

Agenda for Council Meeting in Duck, NC April 14 - 16, 2009

3/20/2009

Summary of Council Meeting in Galloway, NJ February 11 - 13, 2009

2/20/2009

NMFS Solicits Proposals for MAFMC 2010 Research Set Aside Program

1/22/2009

Agenda for Council Meeting in Galloway, NJ February 11 - 13, 2009

1/20/2009

2008

Summary of Council Meeting in Montauk, NY December 9 - 10, 2008

12/15/2008

Agenda for Council Meeting in Montauk, NY December 9 - 10, 2008

11/12/2008

Summary of Council Meeting in Kill Devil Hills, NC October 14 - 16, 2008

10/20/2008

Agenda for Council Meeting in Kill Devil Hills, NC October 14 - 16, 2008

9/19/2008

Secretary of Commerce Appoints New Council Members

9/15/2008

Summary of Council Meeting in Philadelphia, PA August 4 - 7, 2008

8/11/2008

Agenda for Council Meeting in Philadelphia, PA August 4 - 7, 2008

7/11/2008

Summary of Council Meeting in Atlantic City, NJ June 9 - 12, 2008

6/16/2008

Coast Guard to Develop Regulations to Enhance Maritime Safety

6/13/2008

Public Hearings for Amendment 10 to the Squid, Mackerel, Butterfish FMP

5/23/2008

Agenda for Council Meeting in Atlantic City, NJ June 9 - 12, 2008

5/16/2008

Summary of Council Meeting in Annapolis, MD April 7 - 10, 2008

4/15/2008

Agenda for Council Meeting in Annapolis, MD April 7 - 10, 2008

3/14/2008

2009 Research Set-Aside Program Request for Proposals ('Federal Funding Opportunity')

2/14/2008

Summary of Council Meeting in Hampton, VA January 29 - 31, 2008

2/5/2008

Council to hold Public Hearings for Amendment 1 to Tilefish FMP Jan 30 - Feb 6, 2008

1/7/2008

Agenda for Council Meeting in Hampton, VA January 29 - 31, 2008

1/4/2008

2007

Summary of Council Meeting in Secaucus, NJ December 10 - 13, 2007

12/17/2007

Council to hold MSA Reauthorization Workshop December 10, 2007

12/6/2007

Agenda for Council Meeting in Secaucus, NJ December 10 - 13, 2007

11/19/2007

Summary of Council Meeting in New Bern, NC October 16 - 18, 2007

10/24/2007

Agenda for Council Meeting in New Bern, NC October 16 - 18, 2007

9/21/2007

Summary of Council Meeting in Port Jefferson, NY August 7 - 9, 2007

8/14/2007

Agenda for Council Meeting in Port Jefferson, NY August 7 - 9, 2007

7/13/2007

Secretary of Commerce Announces Council Appointments

6/28/2007

Summary of Council Meeting in Hampton, VA June 12 - 14, 2007

6/19/2007

Agenda for Council Meeting in Hampton, VA June 12 - 14, 2007

5/21/2007

Public Hearings to be conducted for Squid, Mackerel, Butterfish Amendment 9 May 14 - 17, 2007

4/27/2007

Summary of Council Meeting in Ocean City, MD April 17 - 19, 2007

4/25/2007

Tilefish Public Meeting to be held April 26, 2007 in Secaucus, NJ

4/12/2007

Agenda for Council Meeting in Ocean City, MD April 17 - 19, 2007

3/23/2007

Council Seeking Nominations for the 2007 Fisheries Achievement Award

2/21/2007

Summary of Council Meeting in Claymont, DE February 13 - 15, 2007

2/21/2007

Agenda for Council Meeting in Claymont, DE February 13 - 15, 2007

1/22/2007

2008 Research Set-Aside Program Request for Proposals ('Federal Funding Opportunity')

1/17/2007

2006

Summary of Council Meeting in New York, NY December 12 - 14, 2006

12/18/2006

Public Hearings for Summer Flounder, Scup, and Black Sea Bass Amendment 14 January 22 - 24, 2007

12/8/2006

Agenda for Council Meeting in New York, NY December 12 - 14, 2006

11/17/2006

Summary of Council Meeting in Kitty Hawk, NC October 10 - 12, 2006

10/25/2006

Agenda for Council Meeting in Kitty Hawk, NC October 10 - 12, 2006

9/18/2006

Summary of Council Meeting in Philadelphia, PA August 1-3, 2006

8/9/2006

Agenda for Council Meeting in Philadelphia, PA August 1-3, 2006

6/27/2006

Council Seeks Nominations for Membership to its Tilefish Advisory Panel

6/27/2006

Summary of Council Meeting in Wilmington, DE June 20-22, 2006

6/26/2006

Council Seeks Advisors for its Protected Resources Committee

6/7/2006

Agenda for Council Meeting in Wilmington, DE June 20-22, 2006

6/5/2006

Agenda for Council Chairmen and Executive Directors Meeting in Philadelphia, PA May 24 - 25, 2006

5/19/2006

Summary of Council Meeting in Virginia Beach, VA May 2 - 4, 2006

5/8/2006

Agenda for Council Meeting in Virginia Beach, VA May 2 - 4, 2006

4/10/2006

Scoping to begin for Amendment 15 to the Summer Flounder, Scup, Black Sea Bass FMP

3/28/2006

Summary of Council Meeting in Cape May, NJ March 14-16, 2006

3/23/2006

Agenda for Council Meeting in Cape May, NJ March 14-16, 2006

1/23/2006

Summary of Council Meeting in Annapolis, MD January 17-19, 2006

1/23/2006

2007 Research Set-Aside Program Request for Proposals ('Federal Funding Opportunity')

1/11/2006

Agenda for Council Meeting in Annapolis, MD: January 17-19, 2006

12/27/2006

2005

Summary for Council Meeting in Atlantic City, NJ, December 6-8, 2005

12/12/2005

Agenda for Council Meeting in Atlantic City, NJ: December 6-8, 2005

11/16/2005

Summary of Council Meeting in Southampton, NY: October 4-6, 2005

10/11/2005

Agenda for Council Meeting in Southampton, NY: October 4-6, 2005

9/12/2005

Ecosystem Approach to Fisheries Management Public Scoping Meetings: 9/26/2005 -10/24/2005 [Revised 12 Sept 2005]

9/7/2005

Council and Commission's Boards Adopt Management Measures for 2006

8/15/2005

Council Meeting in Philadelphia, PA August 8-10, 2005

7/15/2005

Summary of 14-16 June Council Meeting in Wilmington, DE

6/20/2005

Agenda for Council Meeting in Wilmington, DE June 14-16, 2005

5/24/2005

2006 Research Set-Aside Program Request for Proposals

4/28/2005

Agenda for Council Meeting in Ocean City, MD: May 2-5, 2005

4/11/2005

Tilefish Am. 1 Public Scoping Meetings: March 21 & 22,2005

3/21/2005

Council to Develop Framework to Allow Multi-State Recreational Harvest Limits for Summer Flounder

3/18/2005

Agenda for Council Meeting in Kill Devil Hills, NC: March 15-17,2005

2/21/2005

Committee and Advisors to Meet on Controlled Access System for Mackerel

2/7/2005

Summary of 18-20 January Council Meeting in Hampton, VA

1/25/2005

Special Investigative Unit of VMRC Receives Award

1/25/2005

2004

Agenda for Council Meeting in Hampton, VA: January 18-20, 2005

12/23/2004

Sonja Fordham of Ocean Conservancy Receives FAA Award

12/14/2004

Summary of 7-9 December Council Meeting in Claymont, DE

12/10/2004

Agenda for Council Meeting in Claymont, DE: December 7-9, 2004

11/16/2004

Summary of 4-7 October Council Meeting in Ronkonkoma, NY

10/8/2004

Council Member Highliner Award Recipient

10/8/2004

Agenda for Council Meeting in Ronkonkoma, NY: October 4-7, 2004

9/16/2004

Research Set-Aside Program Workshop to be Held Oct 5,2004

9/14/2004

Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council Announces 2005 Meeting Schedule

8/19/2004

Summary of 10-12 August Council Meeting in Baltimore, MD

8/13/2004

Agenda for August 10-12 Council Meeting in Baltimore, MD

7/19/2004

Summary of 21-24 June Council Meeting in Hershey, PA

6/25/2004

Agenda for June 21-24 Council Meeting in Hershey, PA

6/1/2004

Council Solicits Nominations for 2004 Fishery Achievement Award

5/10/2004

Council Streamlines Specification Setting Process

5/10/2004

Successful Fisheries Management Documented

5/10/2004

Agenda for May 4-6 Council Meeting in Seacaucus, N

4/13/2004

Summary of 16-18 March Council Meeting in Wrightsville Beach, NC

3/22/2004

Public Encouraged to Attend Bycatch Workshop June 29-July 1, 2004

3/5/2004

Agenda for March 16-18 Council Meeting in Wrightsville Beach, NC

2/23/2004

Summary of Jan 8-10 Council Meeting in Alexandria, Virginia

1/28/2004

Agenda for Jan 8-10 Council Meeting in Alexandria, Virginia

1/8/2004

2003

Council and Board ApproveRecreational Management Measures for Fishing Year 2004

12/5/2003

Council and Commission to Establish Recreational Specifications for 2004

11/17/2003

Council Establishes Spiny Dogfish Quota for 2004/2005

10/14/2003

Council to Meet in Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina

9/19/2003

Nation's Federal Marine Fisheries Managersto Host Fisheries Conference November 13-15

8/11/2003

Council and Commission's Boards AdoptManagement Measures for 2004

8/8/2003

NOAA Fisheries Convenes Constituent Sessions

7/24/2003

Council and Commission to EstablishCommercial Management Measures for 2004

7/17/2003

Secretary of Commerce Announces Council Appointments

6/27/2003

Council Sets Specifications for 2004

6/27/2003

Summer Flounder Stock At Record Levels

6/13/2003

Council to Set 2004 Quotas and Management Measures

6/3/2003

Nation's Federal Marine Fisheries Managersto Host Fisheries Conference

5/20/2003

Mid-Atlantic Council Continues Year of Successful Management

5/14/2003

Council Takes Action onSummer Flounder, Scup and Black Sea Bass

5/12/2003

Council to Meet in New York City

4/16/2003

NOAA Fisheries Wins Tilefish Lawsuit

4/3/2003

Council Takes Action on Summer Flounder, Scup and Squid

3/21/2003

Public Encouraged to Attend Collaborative Workshop

2/27/2003

Council to Conduct Meeting in Virginia Beach, Virginia

2/27/2003

NMFS Approves Amendment 13 to theSummer Flounder, Scup, and Black Sea Bass FMP

2/6/2003

NMFS Solicits Proposals for 2004 Research Activities

1/29/2003

Council Approves Surfclam and Ocean Quahog Amendment

1/24/2003

Council to Meet in Atlantic City, New Jersey

1/7/2003

2002

Council and Commission Board Members Adopt Recreational Management Measures for 2003

12/13/2002

Council & Board to Recommend Recreational Management Measures for 2003

11/20/2002

Rewards Offered for Return ofBlack Sea Bass Tags

10/11/2002

Spiny Dogfish Management Measures Adoptedfor the 2003/2004 Fishing Year

10/7/2002

Council Will Meet in Claymont, Delawareto Take Action on Spiny Dogfish and Illex

9/9/2002

Law Enforcement Invokes Maximum Penalties on Fishermen

9/9/2002

Council Schedules Surfclam/Ocean Quahog Public Hearings

9/2/2002

Councils Schedule Scoping Hearings for Monkfish

8/30/2002

Council and Commission BoardsAdopt Fishery Management Measures for 2003

8/12/2002

Scup No Longer Considered Overfished

7/24/2002

Summer Flounder Continues to Rebuild

7/24/2002

Council and Commission will Meet to Develop Commercial Management Measures for 2003

7/15/2002

U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Receives Fishery Achievement Award

6/19/2002

Commerce Secretary Evans Announces Council Appointments

6/17/2002

Council Approves Amendment 13 to the Summer Flounder, Scup, and Black Sea Bass FMP

6/17/2002

Council To Meet in Silver Spring, Maryland

5/21/2002

NMFS Solicits Fishery Research and Development Proposals for 2002

5/21/2002

Council Takes Action on Black Sea Bass, Surfclam/Ocean Quahog, Squid, Mackerel, Butterfish

5/7/2002

Council to Meet in Newport News, Virginia

4/10/2002

NMFS Solicits Research Proposals for Fishing Year 2003

3/29/2002

Council Moves Forward on Amendment 13 to the Surfclam and Ocean Quahog FMP

3/15/2002

Council and Commission Schedule Public Hearings for Amendment 13

2/28/2002

Council to Meet in Montauk, New York

2/20/2002

Council Approves Monkfish Management Measures

2/1/2002

Council Solicits Nominations for the Summer 2002 Fishery Achievement Award

1/11/2002

Council to Meet in Secaucus, New Jersey

1/11/2002

2001

Council & Board Recommend Recreational Management Measures for Fishing Year 2002

12/17/2001

Council to Recommend 2002 Recreational Management Measures

11/27/2001

Council Supports Law Enforcement Efforts - Sets Spiny Dogfish Specifications for 2002/2003

10/12/2001

NMFS Approves Tilefish Fishery Management Plan

9/26/2001

Council to Meet in New Bern, North Carolina

9/20/2001

NMFS Extends Research Proposal Deadline

8/27/2001

Stocks Rebuilding, Increased Quotas Recommended

8/13/2001

NMFS Solicits Proposals for Research Activities

7/26/2001

Council to Meet in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

7/18/2001

Commerce Secretary Evans Announces Council Appointments

7/2/2001

Council Recommends Commercial Management Measures for 2002

6/29/2001

NMFS Accepts Applications for Commercial Tilefish Dealer Permits

6/18/2001

NMFS Seeks Public Input on Black Sea Bass Control Date

6/18/2001

Council to Meet in Hampton, Virginia

6/6/2001

Coast Guard Cutter Selected for Award

5/14/2001

NMFS Approves Tilefish FMP

5/14/2001

Council Approves Framework Measure During Meeting

5/11/2001

Council to Meet in Ocean City, Maryland

4/19/2001

Federal Waters Will Remain Open to Summer Flounder Fishing

4/6/2001

NMFS Contemplates Closure of EEZ to Summer Flounder Fishing

3/27/2001

Council Takes Action on Framework Measureand Initiates Amendments

3/26/2001

NMFS Solicits Applications for Proposals Under theS-K Grant Program for FY2001

3/20/2001

Council Expands I&E Presentation

3/6/2001

Council to Meet in Avalon, New Jersey

2/27/2001

Council Seeks Nominations for Summer 2001 Fishery Achievement Award

2/12/2001

Council Adopts Framework Measures During Meeting

2/12/2001

Council to Meet in Wilmington, Delaware

1/12/2001

Council to Hold Meeting for Black Sea Bass Industry Advisors

1/11/2001

2000

Council and Board Set Management Measures for Year 2001

12/18/2000

Council to Meet in Atlantic City, New Jersey

11/21/2000

Public Hearings for Amendment 13 will not be held in New England States

10/23/2000

Council Takes Action on Atlantic Mackerel, Summer Flounder, and Dogfish at Council Meeting

10/16/2000

Council to Meet in Duck, North Carolina

9/27/2000

Council Includes Loligo as an Exempted Fishery in Gear Restricted Areas for 2001

9/26/2000

Public Hearings for Amendment 13

9/22/2000

Council & Commission Establish Fishery Management Measures for Year 2001

8/21/2000

NMFS Implements Amendment 1 to the FMP for the Atlantic Bluefish Fishery

7/31/2000

Council Implements Recognition Program

7/31/2000

Deputy Secretary of Commerce Announces Council Appointments

7/7/2000

Council Holds Meeting in New York

6/27/2000

Council Takes Action on Scup, Summer Flounder, and Monkfish

5/15/2000

Secretary Implements Final Rule for Spiny Dogfish Fishery Management Plan

4/5/2000

Council Reaffirms Position on Spiny Dogfish

3/20/2000

Council & Board Recommend Management Measures for Scup

2/14/2000

New England Fishery Management Council Seeks Skate Industry Advisors

2/10/2000

Council Meeting Canceled Due to East Coast Winter Storm

1/27/2000

Department of Commerce Issues Final Rule to Implement Spiny Dogfish Regulations

1/20/2000

Secretary of Commerce Requests Annual Council Member Nominations

1/13/2000

1999

Council and Board Set Management Measures for Year 2000

12/13/1999

Council Approves Tilefish Fishery Management Plan

11/29/1999

Secretary of Commerce Requests Governors Submit Council Member Nominations

11/19/1999

Council Seeks Industry Advisors

11/5/1999

NMFS Approves Spiny Dogfish FMP

10/21/1999

Council Approves Actions during the North Carolina Council Meeting

10/19/1999

Council Moves Forward with Draft Tilefish FMP

10/6/1999

Council Concludes Tilefish Public Hearings

9/1/1931

Council & Commission Establish Fishery Management Measures for Year 2000

9/18/1999

Tilefish FMP EIS Notice of Availability & Scheduled Public Hearings

9/3/1999

Public Hearing Scheduled for Coastal Migratory Pelagics

7/29/1999

Monitoring Committee Meetings Rescheduled to July 27-28

7/12/1999

NMFS Seeks Fishery Research & Development Proposals Under S-K Grant Program

7/8/1999

Commerce Secretary Daley Announces Council Appointments

6/28/1999

Council Takes Action on Fishery Measures at Norfolk Meeting

9/5/1901

Council Approves Draft Tilefish FMP for Public Hearings

5/28/1999

States Set Summer Flounder Management Measures

5/14/1999

NMFS Partially Approves Portions of Sustainable Fishery Act Amendments

5/4/1999

Council Holds Meeting in Atlantic City to Address Management Issues

5/3/1999

NMFS Disapproves Winter Flounder Size Increase

4/19/1999

NMFS Rejects Council Request for Interim Action on Spiny Dogfish

4/9/1999

Request for Comments on Proposed Rule

4/8/1999

Council Establishes New Toll-Free Number

4/7/1999