Offshore Wind Best Management Practices Workshop

This workshop focused on best management practices (BMPs) and mitigation measures for offshore wind development in the Mid-Atlantic region. The workshop provided a forum for fishermen, fishery managers, decision-makers, and offshore wind experts to provide input on the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management's (BOEM) BMPs and mitigation measures for offshore wind development.
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Expert Panel Review on the Project Examining Allocations in the Scup Fishery

In August 2013 the Council held an expert panel meeting to review an analysis of scup allocations in the commercial and recreational fisheries. This analysis simulated marginal willingness to pay for scup catch based on four modules: 1) commercial valuation, 2) consumer valuation, 3) for-hire producer surplus, and 4) recreational angler surplus.
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Recreational Focus Group

The objectives of this focus group were to (1) provide recreational stakeholders with an understanding of Council processes, (2) introduce the Council’s Visioning project, (3) elicit feedback to help the Council improve communications, and (4) support the recreational community’s participation in the fisheries management process.  
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