Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Division of Marine Fisheries
251 Causeway Street, Suite 400
Boston, MA 02114
Fax (617) 626.1509
December 16, 2010
NOTICE OF NEFMC/MAFMC SCOPING HEARINGS ON
MONKFISH CATCH SHARE MANAGEMENT
The New England Fishery Management Council (NEFMC) announces a schedule of coast-wide scoping hearings (see below for locations and times) being convened to inform the public of both the New England and Mid-Atlantic Councils’ intent to consider catch share management in the federal monkfish fishery. The Councils hope to elicit early comment from stakeholders by encouraging the public to voice its opinions, comments and concerns about catch share management generally, and about specific elements or programs, in order to assist them in the development of alternatives for formal consideration. The public also is invited to ask questions that the Councils may answer in the course of plan development.
The scoping document can be accessed online at: http://www.nefmc.org/monk/planamen/a6/Amendment%206%20Scoping%20Doc%201%20draft.pdf. The document defines and explains the different types of catch share programs, the elements and requirements of a catch share program, and various alternative approaches for public consideration.
All correspondence should be emailed to the following address: email@example.com. Alternative forms of communication are listed on page 11 of the scoping document. The deadline for comments is 5 p.m. on February 15, 2011.
LOCATIONS AND TIMES
Tuesday, January 4, 2011 at 3:00 p.m. Annisquam River Marine Fisheries Station, 30 Emerson Avenue, Gloucester
Monday, January 10, 2011 at 3:00 p.m. Holiday Inn, 1127 Route 132, Hyannis
Tuesday, January 11, 2011 at 9:00 a.m. Fairfield Inn & Suites 185 Macarthur Drive, New Bedford
Tuesday, January 11, 2011 at 4:00 p.m. Hilton Garden Inn, One Thurber Street, Warwick
Wednesday, January 19, 2011 at 4:00 p.m. Clarion Hotel, 1230 Congress Street, Portland
Monday, January 31, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. Holiday Inn Express East End, 1707 Old Country Road, Riverhead
Tuesday, February 1, 2011at 9:00 a.m., Holiday Inn, 151 Route 72 East, Manahawkin
Wednesday, February 2, 2011 at 9:00 a.m. Clarion Fontaineblue Hotel, 101st Street on the Ocean, Ocean City
Wednesday, February 9, 2011 at 4:30 p.m. Hilton New Bern Riverfront, 100 Middle Street, New Bern, NC 28560