Law Enforcement/For-Hire Workshop

November 13, 2018, 12:00 p.m. - November 14, 2018, 4:00 p.m.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council will host a workshop November 13-14, 2018 in Philadelphia, PA to identify issues related to law enforcement in for-hire fisheries and sale by recreational anglers of tilefish and tuna and to develop potential solutions. Specifically, the workshop will address:

  1. Operator versus angler (client) responsibility for fisheries violations that occur on for-hire vessels and law enforcement options for addressing these.

  2. Issues related to the sale of fish by private recreational anglers (particularly golden tilefish and tunas) focusing on the need for vessels selling fish to comply with U.S. Coast Guard requirements and/or Federal permits that allow for the sale of fish.

Recommendations coming from this workshop will be presented during the Council’s December meeting for formal discussion and action if feasible and warranted. Operators of for-hire vessels and private vessels fishing for tuna or tilefish along the Atlantic who may have encountered these issues may want to participate.

Workshop Details

Start: Tuesday, November 13 at 12:00 p.m.

End: Wednesday, November 14 at 4:00 p.m.

Hotel: Embassy Suites by Hilton Philadelphia Airport, 9000 Bartram Avenue, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19153, Phone: 215-796-6001


The workshop is open to the public and free to attend but pre-registration is requested to ensure adequate meeting facilities.

A limited block of rooms has been established for the night of November 13 at $169/night;  cut-off date to book a room at the $169 rate is October 16, 2018


For more information, contact Andrew Loftus, (410) 295-5997,