Discussions > MSB & RH/S Ongoings from MAFMC

Greetings all:

June Council MSB actions: Status quo for the squids, lower catch for mackerel (as well as its river herring/shad cap) and higher catch for butterfish – a summary is at http://www.mafmc.org/s/06-2014-Meeting-Summary-bepx.pdf

NMFS river herring Technical Expert Working Group (TEWG) has been active and upcoming meetings and past meeting summaries can be found at: http://www.nero.noaa.gov/protected/riverherring/tewg/index.html.

The next Industry-Funded Monitoring Joint Technical Meeting (Mid Atlantic and New England) is Tuesday, August 5, 2014 9:30 am at the NMFS Office in Gloucester, MA. We will continue work on the alternatives and analyses for the Omnibus Industry-Funded Monitoring Amendment, which will consider provisions for implementing industry-funded monitoring across all New England and Mid-Atlantic Council managed FMPs. The amendment will also consider specific observer coverage requirements for the Atl. herring and mackerel fisheries. This meeting will be webcast, with connection info available at: http://www.mafmc.org/actions/observer-funding-omnibus.

All for now, thanks,

Jason Didden
Atlantic Mackerel, Squid, and Butterfish Plan Coordinator
(302) 526-5254 (direct)
(302) 397-1131 (cell)
(302) 674-5399 (fax)

July 15, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterSTN