Notices Of Public Meetings On Fisheries

2016-04-26T12:24:59+00:00 April 26, 2016|
School of Bluefin Tuna. (Credit: NOAA Fisheries)

(Click to enlarge) School of Bluefin Tuna. (Credit: NOAA Fisheries)

The New England Fishery Management Council is scheduling a public meeting of its Scallop Plan Development Team and Advisory Panel to consider actions affecting New England Fisheries in the exclusive economic zone on Wednesday, May 4, 2016.

The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council’s Ecosystem and Ocean Planning Advisory Panel will hold a public meeting on the development of written Council policy on fishing activities that may impact fish habitat on Wednesday, May 11, 2016, from 10 am to 4:30 pm.

The South Atlantic Fishery Management Council, in conjunction with the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council, will hold a Question and Answer public meeting to address cobia management issues in Kill Devil Hills, NC at 6pm on May 9, 2016.

The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will hold two public hearings and one webinar to solicit public comments on Reef Fish Amendment 43—Hogfish stock definition, status determination criteria, annual catch limits, and size limit. The public hearings will be held from 6-9pm on May 9-11, 2016. All written public comments must be received on or before 5 pm on May 6, 2016.

The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will hold a meeting of its Ad Hoc Reef Fish Headboat Advisory Panel from 9am-5pm on May 3, 2016 and from 9am-12pm on May 4, 2016 to determine management goals and objectives for the headboat component.

The Fisheries of the South Atlantic, Gulf of Mexico, and Caribbean; Southeast Data, Assessment, and Review (SEDAR) Steering Committee will meet via webinar to discuss the SEDAR assessment schedule and progress on SEDAR projects from 1-3 p.m. on May 9, 2016.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announces a public meeting of the Aquatic Nuisance Species Task Force to develop and implement a program for U.S. waters to prevent introduction and dispersal of aquatic invasive species; to monitor, control, and study such species; and to disseminate related information. The Task Force will meet from 8 am-5:30 pm on May 4, 2016; 8 am-5 pm on May 5, 2016; and 8 am-12:30 pm on May 6, 2016.

National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) announces a public meeting of the General Advisory Committee (GAC) to the U.S. Section to the Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission on May 27, 2016and a public meeting of the Scientific Advisory (SAS) to the GAC on May 26, 2016. Additionally, NMFS announces a public conference call of the GAC and SAS on May 3, 2016.

The North Pacific Fishery Management Council Crab Plan Team (CPT) will meet May 9, 2016 through May 12, 2016 in Anchorage, Alaska. The agenda includes final assessment on over fishing limits and acceptable biological catch for Pribilof Islands Golden King Crab and Western Aleutian Red King Crab, final Tier 5 Assessment and research foundation update for Aleutian Island Golden King Crab, model development and application to St. Matthew Blue King Crab and Bristol Bay Red King Crab, model discussions and scenarios for September assessment for Tanner Crab, Habitat review and update for Pribilof Island Red King Crab, Snow Crab and other essential fish, research priorities for the CPT, and finalize Stock Assessment and Fishery Evaluation.