DEEP: Notice to Fishermen ASMFC Hearing on Draft Amendment 14 to the Scup Fishery Management Plan

Notice to Fishermen

ASMFC Hearing on Draft Amendment 14 to the Scup Fishery Management Plan

March 9, 2007

The DEP Marine Fisheries Division is hosting a Public Hearing of the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission’s (ASMFC) Draft Amendment 14 to the Scup Fishery Management Plan. Draft Amendment 14 addresses the development of a rebuilding schedule for scup consistent with requirements of the Sustainable Fisheries Act. These may include setting fishing mortality rate thresholds.

Copies of the Draft Amendment can be obtained via the ASMFC website at www.asmfc.org under Breaking News or by contacting the Commission at 202.289.6400.

The Connecticut hearing will be held at:

7:00 PM, Wednesday, March 21, 2007
DEP Marine Headquarters (Main Building Library)
333 Ferry Road
Old Lyme, CT 06371
I-95, Exit 70, to Route 156, south to Ferry Road in the main building.

The public is encouraged to provide input on this document by attending the public hearing or providing written comments. Written comments will be accepted at the hearing or until 5:00 PM on April 10, 2007 by sending them to Toni Kerns, Senior Fisheries Management Plan Coordinator for Management, at 1444 ‘Eye’ Street, NW, Sixth Floor, Washington, DC 20005, by fax at 202.289.6051 or by email to tkerns@asmfc.org.