The New Jersey Marine Fisheries Council (Council) has been slated to meet at 5 p.m. on November 5 at the Galloway Township Branch of the Atlantic County Library at 306 East Jimmie Leeds Road in Galloway, NJ, just east of Exit 41 off the Garden State Parkway. However, due to ongoing restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic, those interested in attending the hearing should prepare to go virtual.
By statute, the Council should have 11 members made up of recreational and commercial fishermen, fish processors, the general public and the Atlantic Coast and Delaware Bay sections of the Shellfisheries Council. A volunteer group, the Council is responsible for advising the Commissioner of the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) on various issues and management programs related to marine fishery resources.
To confirm date and time of the November 5 meeting and for details on attending this week’s meeting online go to www.state.nj.us/dep/fgw/mcnclmtg.htm.
For additional questions call the New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife’s Marine Fisheries Administration at 609-292-7794.