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Public Hearing on Striped Bass on January 9

Maine and New Hampshire will be hosting a joint public hearing on Monday, January 9 from 6:00-8:00PM to gather public input on Draft Addendum I to Amendment 7, which considers allowing voluntary transfers of striped bass ocean commercial quota between states.

Draft Addendum I

The Draft Addendum proposes a range of options that would permit voluntary transfers of ocean commercial quota, including options based on stock status and options allowing the Board to set criteria for transfers on a regular basis. A copy of Draft Addendum I can be found HERE.

Public Hearing:

The joint Maine/New Hampshire public hearing is January 9th from 6:00-8:00PM. You can attend the hearing via webinar or in-person at the NH Fish & Game Urban Forestry Center.

  • Webinar: Register for the webinar at this LINK. Be sure to select the Maine/New Hampshire hearing from the drop-down menu when registering.
  • In-Person: New Hampshire will be hosting stakeholders at the Urban Forestry Center: 45 Elwyn Road, Portsmouth, NH. There is not an in-person hearing location scheduled in Maine.

Public Comment:

Stakeholders are also encouraged to submit written comment. Public comment will be accepted until 11:59 PM (EST) on January 13, 2023. Written comments can be submitted via email or mail.

  • Email: comments@asmfc.org (Subject line: Striped Bass Draft Addendum I)
  • Mail: Emilie Franke, FMP Coordinator at 1050 N. Highland St. Suite 200 A-N, Arlington, VA 22201

A copy of the ASMFC press release on the public hearings, which includes additional instructions on accessing the webinar, can be found HERE

For questions regarding striped bass management, please contact Megan Ware at 207.446.0932 or megan.ware@maine.gov

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