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Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council
Suite 201, 800 North State St.
Dover, DE 19901


Email comments may be sent to the Executive Director, Dr. Chris Moore at


Phone: (302) 674-2331
Toll Free:  (877) 446-2362
Fax: (302) 674-5399

Public Comment on Specific Issues

Public comments are solicited during the development of management actions. NMFS' Greater Atlantic Regional Fisheries Office lists public notices with comment opportunities relevant to Mid-Atlantic and New England Fisheries. Click here for a listing of current public comment opportunities.

Council Meeting Comments

The Council accepts written comments before, and oral comments during, Council meetings. General testimony on issues not related to specific agenda items is taken at all Council meetings during the "Continuing and New Business" portion of the agenda. 

Briefing Book Deadline: Comments submitted by two Wednesdays before each Council meeting will be included in the Council Meeting briefing book.  

Supplemental Comment Deadline: Comments received after the briefing book deadline but by 5:00 pm on the Thursday before the start of the Council meeting will be compiled and posted to the website as supplemental materials. 

Late Comments: Individuals who wish to submit comments after the supplemental comment deadline must use the online comment form. Comments will be automatically available for viewing in a spreadsheet linked from the Council meeting page. A link to the online comment form will be provided in the section below and on the individual meeting pages once the supplemental comment deadline has passed.

Council Meeting Public Comment Deadlines

October 2019 Council Meeting: October 7-10, 2019 (Durham, NC)

December 2019 Council Meeting: December 10-12, 2019 (Annapolis, MD)

  • Briefing Book Deadline: November 27, 2019, 11:59 PM

  • Supplemental Comment Deadline: December 5, 2019, 5:00 p.m.

  • Late Comments: A link to the late comment form will be posted here once it is available

All times listed above are Eastern Standard Time.