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January 13, 2000

For more information contact:
Bruce Freeman at 609-292-2083

The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection's Division of Fish and Wildlife will host three public meetings regarding the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission's Interstate Fishery Management Plan for Atlantic Striped Bass. Meetings are scheduled for Feb. 15 in Rochelle Park (Bergen County), Feb. 16 in Cape May Court House (Cape May County) and Feb. 17 in Toms River (Ocean County).

The meetings are intended to gather public comment on possible strategies for the management of Atlantic coastal striped bass fisheries for the year 2000 and beyond. Public meetings have also been scheduled for many other states along the East Coast. Meeting times and locations are:

February 15, 7 p.m.
American Legion Hall Post 170
33 W. Passaic St.
Rochelle Park

February 16, 7 p.m.
Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Cape May County
Dennisville Rd., Rt. 657
Cape May Courthouse

February 17, 7 p.m.
Ocean County Administration Building
101 Hooper Avenue, Rm. 119
Toms River