DEEP: ASMFC Lobster Management Area 6 Lobster Conservation Management Team Teleconference

ASMFC Lobster Management Area 6

Lobster Conservation Management Team Teleconference

December 21, 2017

 

At the October 2017 Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC) Annual meeting, the American Lobster Management Board tasked the Lobster Conservation Management Teams (LCMTs) with investigating latent effort in their respective management areas and with developing a proposal to reduce that latent effort. The Lobster Management Area 6 LCMT will meet via teleconference to address latency and develop a reduction proposal to be considered by the American Lobster Management Board at their May 2018 meeting. To assure consistency between New York and Connecticut waters in Lobster Management Area (LMA) 6, Connecticut LCMT members will meet at the CT DEEP Marine Headquarters library and will teleconference with the New York LCMT members meeting at the NY DEC Division of Marine Resources Office in East Setauket, NY. This meeting of the Area 6 Lobster Conservation Management Team will take place:

 CT DEEP Marine Headquarters Library

333 Ferry Road

Old Lyme, CT

As a reminder, Lobster Conservation Management Teams were created in 1997 under Amendment 3 of the ASMFC Lobster Management Plan to serve in an Advisory Panel capacity to the Board and to provide a mechanism to achieve consistency in management measures throughout each LMA. LMA 6 includes all of Long Island Sound and New York waters of Block Island Sound. LCMT 6 includes fishermen from both New York and Connecticut. Interested parties are welcome to attend, but space will be limited. For more information please contact the DEEP Marine Fisheries Program by email at deep.marine.fisheries@ct.gov, by mail at PO Box 719, Old Lyme, CT 06371 or by telephone at 860.434.6043 between the hours of 8:30 AM and 4:30 PM, Monday through Friday.

The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer that is committed to requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Any person with a disability who may need information in an alternative format may contact the agency's ADA Coordinator at 860-424-3194, or at deep.hrmed@ct.gov. Any person with limited proficiency in English, who may need information in another language, may contact the agency's Title VI Coordinator at 860-424-3035, or at deep.aaoffice@ct.gov.  Any person with a hearing impairment may call the State of Connecticut relay number - 711.  Discrimination complaints may be filed with DEEP's Title VI Coordinator. Requests for accommodations must be made at least two weeks prior to any agency hearing, program or event.

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