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September 27, 1999

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

The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC) and the New Jersey Division of Fish, Game and Wildlife will host two public hearings regarding the ASMFC's recently revised Interstate Fishery Management Plan for Atlantic Striped Bass. Meetings are scheduled for September 29 in Ocean County and October 4 in Cape May 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 hearings have also been scheduled for New York, Connecticut, New Hampshire, Maine, Maryland, North Carolina and Virginia. New Jersey's meeting times and locations are as follows:

September 29, 6:30 p.m.
Ocean County Administration Building
101 Hooper Avenue, Rm. 119
Toms River
October 4, 6:30 p.m.
Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Cape May
355 Courthouse-South Dennis Rd.
(also known as Rt. 657/South Dennisville Rd.)
Cape May Courthouse
The ASMFC anticipates taking final action on the plan in early October. Individuals can provide their input into the decision-making process by attending the meetings or writing the ASMFC at 1444 Eye Street, N.W., Sixth Floor, Washington, D.C. 20005 by October 6.

Copies of the plan can be obtained by contacting ASMFC Administrative Assistant Jeannette Braxton at 202-289-6400 or by visiting the ASMFC web page at