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Reminder – Pacific Fishery Management Council Requests Nominations for Advisory Body Vacancies
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Reminder – Pacific Fishery Management Council Requests Nominations for Advisory Body Vacancies

The Pacific Council is requesting nominations for remaining vacancies for the 2022-2024 Advisory Body term. To ensure consideration, online nominations should be received no later than 5 p.m. Monday, August 15, 2022.  Please review the Advisory Body Vacancy Page for more information and instructions for submitting nomination materials. The Council is scheduled to review nominations...

Senators and Representatives Oppose Proposed Shutdown of Red Snapper Fishing
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Senators and Representatives Oppose Proposed Shutdown of Red Snapper Fishing

WASHINGTON, D. C. — South Carolina’s senators and congressmen co-signed a letter along with colleagues from the southeast asking the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to suspend consideration of area closures in the South Atlantic until data from the ongoing South Atlantic Great Red Snapper Count can be integrated into management decisions. The letter...

Proposed Rule to Implement New Commercial and Recreational Allocations for Summer Flounder, Scup, and Black Sea Bass
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Proposed Rule to Implement New Commercial and Recreational Allocations for Summer Flounder, Scup, and Black Sea Bass

NOAA Fisheries is seeking comments on proposed changes to the commercial and recreational allocations for summer flounder, scup, and black sea bass. The proposed changes were developed and approved by the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission’s Summer Flounder, Scup, and Black Sea Bass Management Board (Board) and the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council). The current commercial...

DNR Hosting Lake Michigan Fisheries Management Public Meeting Aug. 30
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DNR Hosting Lake Michigan Fisheries Management Public Meeting Aug. 30

MADISON, Wis. – The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is hosting a public meeting to gather feedback on the future management of salmon and trout on Lake Michigan. The meeting will take place 6-9 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2022, at Lakeshore Technical College’s Centennial Hall West in Cleveland, Wisconsin. DNR staff will present the...

NOAA Announces Call for Applications for American Fisheries Advisory Committee
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NOAA Announces Call for Applications for American Fisheries Advisory Committee

Today, NOAA Fisheries announces the call for applications for the new American Fisheries Advisory Committee. The Committee was established by the American Fisheries Advisory Committee Act in May 2022 for the purpose of making recommendations for Saltonstall-Kennedy priorities and grant award funding. The Act requires the establishment of a 22-member committee with three representatives from...

Lake Erie Open Lake Angler Survey Update – July 2022
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Lake Erie Open Lake Angler Survey Update – July 2022

Angler effort in July 2022 was just below the 20-year average (88,534 angler-hours) but more than 20,000 angler hours over the effort seen last July. A large majority of July anglers (83%) targeted walleye. Walleye: Daytime walleye angling effort was the 6th highest in the last 20 years, with 70,669 angler hours spent (average =...

September 2022 PFMC Meeting Notice and Agenda Available Online
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September 2022 PFMC Meeting Notice and Agenda Available Online

The Pacific Fishery Management Council (PFMC or Council) and its advisory bodies will meet September 6-14, 2022 in Boise, Idaho with live streaming and remote participation options. Most of the meetings will be held in-person. The Council meeting will be conducted as a hybrid of remote and in-person participation. The Council’s Highly Migratory Species and...