Public Meeting on Winter Flounder January 5
December 10, 2004 (updated 1/3/05 with meeting location change)
The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC) and the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection’s Division of Fish and Wildlife will host a public meeting to gather comments regarding recreational and commercial management measures contained in Amendment 1 to the ASMFC’s Interstate Fishery Management Plan (FMP) for Winter Flounder.
The meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. on Wednesday, January 5, in the Taylor Pavilion on Ocean Avenue between Fifth and Sixth avenues on the boardwalk in Belmar, Monmouth County. Similar meetings are scheduled for Connecticut, New Hampshire, New York, Maine and Rhode Island.
Fishermen and other interested groups are encouraged to provide input only on the proposed recreational and commercial management measures of the amendment, since all other sections were reviewed and finalized this past summer. Copies of proposals can be obtained via the ASMFC’s web site at www.asmfc.org under Breaking News or by calling 202-289-6400. Written comments will be accepted until 5 p.m. on January 7, 2005 and should be forwarded to Lydia Munger, FMP Coordinator, 1444 Eye Street, NW, Sixth Floor, Washington, DC 20005; 202-289-6051 (fax); or firstname.lastname@example.org.