DEEP: ASMFC Lobster Management Area 6 Lobster Conservation Management Team Meeting
2017

ASMFC Lobster Management Area 6

Lobster Conservation Management Team Meeting

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

 

On May 8 and May 9, 2017 the ASMFC American Lobster Management Board will be meeting to address draft Addendum XXV to the American Lobster Fishery Management Plan. The draft addendum proposes a suite of management measures designed to increase egg production in the Southern New England lobster stock. As discussed at an informational meeting and two ASMFC Public Hearings held in CT on the draft addendum, an increase in egg production, if decided on during the Management Board meeting in May, must come from the management options outlined in the draft addendum. These include change(s) in the minimum and/or maximum gauge size, closed season(s), trap reductions or a combination thereof and should be consistent throughout each Lobster Management Area. To assure consistency between New York and Connecticut waters in LMA 6, a meeting of the Area 6 Lobster Conservation Management Team has been scheduled for:

1:00 pm to 5:00 pm, Wednesday, May 17, 2017

State of NYS DEC Division of Marine Resources Office

205 Belle Meade Road

East Setauket, New York

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. All fishermen and interested members of the public are welcome to attend.

For more information please contact the DEEP Marine Fisheries Division 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.