The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council and Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission are seeking public input on the range of issues and information to be considered in the Bluefish Allocation Amendment.
Send written comments by July 30, to Online: www.mafmc.org/ comments/bluefish-allocation-amendment
E-mail: mseeley@ mafmc.org, Subject line: “Bluefish Amendment Scoping Comments”
Mail: Chris Moore, MAFMC, 800 North State Street, Suite 201, Dover, DE 19901 (Include “Bluefish Amendment Scoping Comments” on the outside of the envelope)
Please do not send separate comments to the Council and Commission.
The amendment will involve a comprehensive review of the Bluefish Fishery Management Plan’s (FMP) sector-based allocations, commercial allocations to the states, transfer processes, and goals and objectives. Specifically, the Council and Commission will consider whether modifications to the FMP’s goals, objectives, and allocation strategies for bluefish are needed.
The Scoping Document and additional information is available at: www.mafmc.org/actions/bluefish-allocation-amendment
Scoping is the first and best opportunity for members of the public to raise concerns related to the scope of issues that will be considered. The public is encouraged to submit comments regarding the range of potential issues to be addressed in the amendment.
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