One of a number of in-person and hybrid meetings to consider proposed changes to the Atlantic Menhaden fishery will be held from 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 21, at Watermen’s Hall at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science, Gloucester Point.
The hearings are scheduled for Sept. 7-27 in the Atlantic coastal states of Maine through North Carolina. Their purpose is to gather public input on the Draft Addendum I to Amendment 3 to the Interstate Fishery Management Plan, which considers potential changes to current provisions for commercial allocations, the episodic event set aside (EESA) program, and the incidental catch and small-scale fisheries (IC/SSF) provision. Some hearings will be conducted via webinar and some hearings will be conducted in person.
The Virginia Marine Resources Commission is the agency responsible for the meeting at VIMS. For more information, call Shanna Madsen at 747-247-2247. For details on the proposal, visit the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commissi...
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