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New England Fishery Management Council Meeting to Tackle Offshore Wind, Haddock Rules

The New England Fishery Management Council will hold a three-day meeting running Tuesday, April 18, through Thursday, April 20, at the Hilton Hotel, 20 Coogan Blvd., in Mystic, Connecticut.

This will be an in-person meeting, but for those who can’t make it to Mystic or who prefer not to attend in person, there will be a webinar option available. For those attending in person, the council will be following all public safety measures related to COVID-19.

The meetings will start 9 a.m. each day; however the first day will begin with a closed session in which the council will discuss the ongoing search for a new executive director. The webinar will end shortly after the council adjourns each day.

Among the items on tap will be offshore wind information sharing on Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Clipper Room at the Hilton Mystic. The event is focused on the Massachusetts/Rhode Island and New York Bight wind development areas. Fisheries liaisons from multiple wind developers, including Avangrid, Equinor, Southcast Wind, Orsted, Vineyard Offshore and Vineyard Wind will be on hand.

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