The Council will hold nine public hearings in April and May 2017 to solicit public input on the Squid Amendment to the Atlantic Mackerel, Squid, and Butterfish Fishery Management Plan. Written comments may be submitted through May 18, 2017.
The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission has released the 14th report in its Habitat Management Series entitled, Atlantic Sciaenid Habitats: A Review of Utilization, Threats and Recommendations for Conservation, Management and Research.
NOAA Fisheries has published a notice of availability for the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council’s Unmanaged Forage Fish Omnibus Amendment.
The Council is hosting two workshops in late April to help the for-hire community prepare for submitting Vessel Trip Reports (VTRs) electronically.
The public is invited to attend the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council's April 2017 meeting to be held April 11-13, 2017 in Avalon, New Jersey.
The Council is seeking a highly-qualified contractor to facilitate development of a quantitative stock assessment for Atlantic chub mackerel (Scomber colias) to support development of management measures for chub mackerel fisheries. Proposals are due by April 30, 2017.
The New England Fishery Management Council is hosting two workshops to bring together active fishermen who use bottom-tending mobile and fixed gear to discuss issues related to its Deep-Sea Coral Amendment.
The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council and the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission have approved revised specifications for the 2017 black sea bass fishing year as well as specifications for the 2018 fishing year for the Northern black sea bass stock.
Larger fish like striped bass and bluefish are popular with fishermen, but healthy populations of smaller fish and invertebrates form the base of the food web. This video produced by the Chesapeake Bay Program explains what fish are eating to survive in the Chesapeake Bay. Watch the Video >
The Council is seeking a contractor to conduct a Catch Share Program Review of the present and past social and economic conditions in the Atlantic surfclam and ocean quahog fisheries which are managed using individual transferrable quotas (ITQs). Proposal Submission Deadline: March 31, 2017.
The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council is soliciting applications from qualified individuals to fill vacancies on the Mackerel, Squid, and Butterfish Advisory Panel, Spiny Dogfish Advisory Panel, and Surfclam/Ocean Quahog Advisory Panel. Applications are due by February 10, 2017.
The public is invited to attend the Council's February 2017 meeting to be held February 14-16, 2017 in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina.
The New England Fishery Management Council has scheduled six scoping hearings in Jan-Feb for an action that could lead to limited access for the skate fisheries.
A review by the Ocean Studies Board of the National Academies of Sciences found that MRIP "has yielded impressive progress over the past decade in providing more reliable catch data to fishery managers."