NOAA Fisheries has announced a new rule to protect unmanaged forage species in the Mid-Atlantic.
NOAA Fisheries has published a proposed rule for the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council’s Unmanaged Forage Omnibus Amendment.
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The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council has approved an amendment to protect unmanaged forage species in the Mid-Atlantic.
The Council will hold seven public hearings in May and June 2016 to solicit public input on the Unmanaged Forage Omnibus Amendment. Written comments will be accepted until June 17, 2016.
The following summary highlights actions taken and issues considered at the Council’s meeting on October 6 – 8, 2015 in Philadelphia, PA.
The Council will hold scoping hearings between September 15 and October 1, 2015 to gather public input for a proposed action to protect unmanaged forage species. Written comments may also be submitted through October 2, 2015.
The following summary highlights actions and issues considered at the Council's June 8-11 meeting in Virginia Beach, Virginia.