The following was released by NOAA Fisheries on June 24:
NOAA Fisheries is now seeking public comment on the following proposed measures to:
- Establish year-round Special Management Zones for all five Delaware artificial reefs (each area including 500 yard buffer encompasses roughly 2.4 square nautical miles); and
- Permit only hook-and-line and spear fishing (including the taking by hand) in these areas.
The deadline for public comments is 5 p.m. EST, on August 4, 2014. Click here to read more about the proposed measures.
Click here to view our webstory on these proposed areas.