Still Time to Take the NOAA Survey

HYANNIS – The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is conducting a survey of stakeholders to gain a better understanding of communication preferences and needs among fisherman.

The New England Fishery Management Council is currently developing Amendment 23 to the Northeast Multispecies Fishery Management Plan and through this, the Council will evaluate the current groundfish monitoring program and consider changes to improve said system.

The survey focuses on two areas: What aspects of the current monitoring program, analyses, or processes do industry members want more information on, and how would industry members like the NOAA to communicate with them; workshops, websites, printed materials, question and answer sessions, or another method?

Recent discussions about the development of Amendment 23 have revealed that industry members want more information about the current monitoring system.

The groundfish monitoring program is a complex system, and changes to the program have important implications for the industry.

Improved understanding of the monitoring program will aid the development of Amendment 23 and help stakeholders participate in the Council process.

The survey is open until July 21st, to take it visit

For more information, contact Emily keiley, 978 281 9116.

About Luke Leitner

Luke Leitner grew up in Watertown Massachusetts and now lives in West Yarmouth on the Cape. He has been a part of the news team in the News Center since the spring of 2019. He studied business communications at Western New England University.
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