The Surfclam and Ocean Quahog Excessive Shares FMAT Meeting scheduled for February 27 has been cancelled. A new meeting date will be posted on the Excessive Shares Amendment page once the meeting has been rescheduled.
NOAA Fisheries Seeks Comments on Proposed Special Management Zones for 13 New Jersey Artificial Reefs
Today, NOAA Fisheries published the proposed rule to designate 13 New Jersey artificial reef sites as special management zones.
The public is invited to attend the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council's February 2018 meeting to be held February 13-15, 2018 in Raleigh, NC. The meeting will be held at the Hilton Garden Inn Raleigh/Crabtree Valley, 3912 Arrow Drive, Raleigh, NC 27612, Telephone 919-703-2525.
Mid-Atlantic Council to Offer Training Workshops on Electronic Vessel Trip Reporting for the For-Hire Community
The Mid-Atlantic Council will hold two workshops to help for-hire vessel operators prepare for upcoming electronic reporting requirements.
- Saturday, February 10, Danvers, Massachusetts
- Saturday, February 24, Toms River, New Jersey
The Marine Resource Education Program (MREP) offers fishermen, and others with a stake in healthy fisheries, an opportunity to learn the basics of fisheries science and how the fishery management process works.
Today, NOAA Fisheries announced that Mr. Michael Pentony is the new Regional Administrator for NOAA Fisheries Greater Atlantic Regional Fisheries Office in Gloucester, Massachusetts. Click here to read the announcement on the NOAA Fisheries website.
The South Atlantic Fishery Management Council is soliciting public input on proposed management changes for Atlantic cobia as they consider revising the current management system. Public hearings will be held via webinar with public listening stations beginning January 22, 2018.
The comment period is open through January 23, 2018.
The South Atlantic Fishery Management Council will hold public hearings January 22-24 to gather input on potential changes to the management of Atlantic cobia.
The New England Fishery Management Council has scheduled two port meetings in the Mid-Atlantic region to gather public input for their ongoing independent program review. The meetings will be held on January 8 in Montauk, NY and January 9 in Cape May, NJ.
Council Seeks Contractor to Assess the Importance of Atlantic Chub Mackerel to the Diets of Recreationally-Important Highly Migratory Species
Proposals are due February 16, 2018.