As a reminder, the deadline to submit public comments on the Summer Flounder, Scup, and Black Sea Bass Commercial/Recreational Allocation Amendment is Tuesday, March 16, 2021. The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council and the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission are developing this joint amendment to consider adjusting the allocations of catch or landings between the commercial and recreational fisheries for summer flounder, scup, and black sea bass. The amendment also considers options that would allow a portion of the allowable landings to be transferred between the commercial and recreational sectors each year.
Written comments may be submitted by any of the following methods:
- ONLINE https://www.mafmc.org/
- EMAIL to [email protected]
- MAIL or FAX to Dr. Christopher Moore, Executive Director
Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council
800 North State Street, Suite 201
Dover, DE 19901
Please include “Fluke/Scup/Sea Bass Allocation Amendment” in the subject line if using email or fax, or on the outside of the envelope if submitting written comments.
Complete details about the management alternatives being considered in this amendment are available in the Public Hearing Document. The Alternatives Quick Reference Guide provides a brief overview of the alternatives. This guide should be used in conjunction with the Public Hearing Document and is intended to help members of the public provide comments on specific alternatives. You can also view a recording of the Public Hearing Presentation that was provided at the public hearings. Additional background information and related documents are available on the action page for this amendment.
Tips for Providing Public Comment
We value your input. To be most effective, we request that your comment include specific details as to why you support or oppose a particular alternative. Specifically, please address the following:
- Which proposed alternative(s) do you support, and which do you oppose?
- Why do you support or oppose the alternative(s)?
- Is there any additional information you think should be considered?
For additional information and updates, please visit: https://www.mafmc.org/actions/
If you have any questions, please contact:
- Kiley Dancy, Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council, [email protected], 302-526-5257
- Dustin Colson Leaning, Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission, [email protected], 703-842-0714