Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council Meets This Week In Maryland - The Fisherman

Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council Meets This Week In Maryland

The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council will meet Tuesday, August 8 through Friday, August 11, 2023 in Annapolis, MD. Council members, other meeting participants, and members of the public will have the option to participate in person at the Westin Annapolis or virtually via Webex webinar.

Anglers interested in watching how their fish sausages are made can checking the August 2023 Council Meeting Page for webinar details, public comment deadlines, briefing materials (as they become available), and other updates.

Tuesday, August 8, 2023

Joint with ASMFC Summer Flounder, Scup, Black Sea Bass Management Board

  • Summer Flounder 2024-2025 Specifications
  • Scup 2024-2025 Specifications
  • Scup Commercial Discards Report
  • Black Sea Bass 2024 Specifications

Wednesday, August 9, 2023

  • Recreational Harvest Control Rule Framework / Addenda 2.0 – Review progress and discuss next steps (Joint with ASMFC ISFMP Policy Board)
  • Bluefish 2024-2025 Specifications (Joint with ASMFC Bluefish Board)
  • East Coast Scenario Planning Initiative – Review outcomes and discuss MAFMC next steps
  • NOAA Fisheries Climate Governance Policy – Review policy and discuss Council comments
  • Award Presentations

Thursday, August 10, 2023

  • Atlantic Mackerel 2024-2025 Specifications
  • River Herring and Shad (RH/S) – Review update and adopt 2024-2025 RH/S cap
  • National Fish and Wildlife Foundation Electronic Monitoring and Reporting Grant Program
  • Longfin Squid 2024-2026 Specifications
  • Illex Hold Baseline Framework (FW Meeting #1 – Review and approve range of alternatives)
  • Research Set-Aside Program Redevelopment – Update
  • Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking: National Standard 4, 8, and 9 – Discuss Council comments

Friday, August 10, 2023

  • Business Session
  • Other Business and General Public Comment

For additional information contact Mary Sabo at [email protected] or 302-526-5261.



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