FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 20, 2013
Press Contact: Mary Clark
(302) 674-2331 (ext. 261)
The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council today released a draft of its 5-year strategic plan for public comment. The draft plan, which outlines the Council’s vision, mission, and strategic goals for 2014-2018, is the culmination of the Council’s two-year long Visioning and Strategic Planning Project. Comments from the public will be accepted through July 19, 2013 and reviewed by the Council at its August 13-15 meeting in Wilmington, DE.
The plan was developed over the past year by a working group composed of Council members and stakeholders through a series of strategic planning meetings. During the year prior, the Council collected stakeholder input for the plan during the largest stakeholder outreach initiative in its history. More than 1,500 stakeholders contributed ideas and recommendations through online surveys, port meetings, and position letters. The results from this project were summarized in the Stakeholder Input Report and were used by the working group as a foundation for the plan.
The Draft 2014-2018 Strategic Plan is available on the Council’s website along with additional background information about the Visioning and Strategic Planning Project. Comments on the plan can be submitted directly through the Council’s website or via mail, email, or fax. Complete instructions for submitting comments are posted here.
Please direct any questions about the draft strategic plan to Mary Clark at firstname.lastname@example.org or (302) 526-5261.