DEEP: Notice of ASMFC Public Hearing on American Lobster

Notice of ASMFC Public Hearing on American Lobster
December 15, 2017
The DEEP Marine Fisheries Program is hosting a Public Hearing of the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission to gather input on Draft Addendum XXVI to the American Lobster Fishery Management Plan and Addendum III to the Jonah Crab Fishery Management Plan. The Draft Addenda seek to improve harvest reporting and biological data collection in the American lobster and Jonah crab fisheries. The draft addenda propose using the latest reporting technology, expanding the collection of effort data, increasing the spatial resolution of harvester reporting, and advancing the collection of biological data, particularly offshore. Please see the Commissionís public hearing notice and the draft addenda via the links below. 
The hearing will be held:

7:00 PM, Thursday, January 18, 2018
DEEP Marine Headquarters Boating Education Center
333 Ferry Road
Old Lyme, CT 06371

Take I-95 to Exit 70 to Route 156 south, turn right onto Ferry Road, follow to the end. The Boating Education Center is located at the rear of the property.
For more information please contact the DEEP Marine Fisheries Program by email at, 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.

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