DEEP: Reminder of ASMFC Public Hearing on American Eel

Reminder of ASMFC Public Hearing on
American Eel
June 1, 2018
The DEEP Marine Fisheries Program is hosting a public hearing of the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission to gather input on Draft Addendum V to the Interstate Fishery Management Plan for American Eel. The Draft Addendum proposes alternative coastwide landings caps, management triggers, state-by-state allocations, and transfer provisions for the yellow eel commercial fishery; as well as alternatives to the current Maine glass eel commercial quota and the aquaculture provisions of the plan. The Board initiated Draft Addendum V in October 2017 in response to concerns over the management program as specified in Addendum IV. Draft Addendum V proposes alternative quota levels for the Maine glass eel fishery. Specifically, increasing the quota above the 2015-2018 level of 9,688 pounds. The Draft Addendum also proposes changes to the aquaculture provisions of the plan.
The hearing will be held at:

7:00 PM, Monday, June 4, 2018
DEEP Marine Headquarters Boating Education Center (rear building)
333 Ferry Road
Old Lyme, CT 06371
The ASMFC News Release and Draft Addendum is available on the Commissionís website, under Public Input or at:
Anglers and other interested groups are encouraged to provide input on Draft Addendum V either by attending the public hearing or providing written comment.  Public comment will be accepted until 5:00 PM (EST) on June 15, 2018 and should be forwarded to Kirby Rootes-Murdy, Fishery Management Plan Coordinator, 1050 N. Highland St., Suite 200 A-N, Arlington, Virginia 22201; 703.842.0741 (fax) or at (Subject line: Draft Addendum V).

Final action on the Addendum is scheduled to occur at the Commissionís Summer Meeting in August. For more information on the addendum, please contact Kirby Rootes-Murdy, at or 703.842.0740. For more information specific to the Connecticut hearing, 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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