DEEP: Notice of MAFMC/ASMFC Public Hearing for the Summer Flounder Commercial Issues Amendment

Notice of MAFMC/ASMFC Public Hearing for the Summer Flounder Commercial Issues Amendment

September 4, 2018 

The DEEP Fisheries Division is hosting a Public Hearing of the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission and the Mid-Atlantic Fisheries Management Council to gather input on a range of commercial summer flounder issues including: requalifying criteria for federal permit holders, modifying commercial quota allocations and other issues.

The hearings will be held:

7:00 PM, Monday, September 10, 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.

Additional information about the amendment and the management alternatives being considered can be found on the Councilís website at www.mafmc.org/actions/summer-flounder-amendment and on the Commissionís website at www.asmfc.org/about-us/public-input. This information includes three documents:  (1) the Public Hearing Document, which includes all proposed management changes and was developed to solicit public comment; (2) the Commissionís Draft Amendment; and (3) the Councilís Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS). Both the Commissionís Draft Amendment and the Councilís DEIS are required under their respective regulatory processes. 

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.

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