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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.  

Council Meeting Public Comment Deadlines Listed Below

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 made available electronically as supplemental materials. 

Late Comments: Comments submitted later or during a Council meeting will be posted as follow-up materials after the Council meeting.

February 2017 Council Meeting   February 14 –1 6, 2017 (Kitty Hawk, NC)

  • Briefing book deadline:  Wednesday, February 1, 2017, 11:59 pm
  • Supplemental deadline for posting: Thursday, February 9, 2017, 5:00 pm