NOAA Fisheries Announces Public Hearing and Comment Period for Amendment

noaaHYANNIS – The public comment period is now open for a new amendment that allows for industry-funded monitoring over the past several years.

The Mid-Atlantic and New England Fishery Management Councils have worked on the amendment, which includes alternatives that would modify all the fishery management plans managed by the councils to allow for future industry-funded monitoring programs.

The public will have a chance to comment on the various amendment alternatives, including cost responsibilities, processes, administrative requirements and priorities.

The public meetings begin on October 4 in Gloucester and continue until November 1.

Those seeking to submit comments can do so through the Federal e-Rulemaking Portal or by mail at:

John K. Bullard, Regional Administrator

NMFS, Greater Atlantic Regional Fisheries Office

55 Great Republic Drive

Gloucester, MA 01930

Please mark the outside of the envelope “Comments on IFM Omnibus Ammendment”.

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