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Saltwater Regulations Proposed; Public Hearing January 7


December 28, 2015

The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC) and the NJDEP Division of Fish and Wildlife will hold a public hearing Thursday, January 7, regarding proposed recreational management measures for summer flounder and black sea bass. Draft Addendum XXVII proposes regional management approaches for the 2016 summer flounder and black sea bass recreational fisheries. The Addendum includes an option that addresses the discrepancies in summer flounder measures in the Delaware Bay.

The public hearing will begin at 6:30 p.m. at the Stafford Township Municipal Building, 260 East Bay Avenue, Manahawkin, NJ 08050.

Those unable to attend the meeting may submit written comments to Kirby Rootes-Murdy, Fishery Management Plan Coordinator, 1050 N. Highland St., Suite 200 A-N, Arlington, Virginia 22201; 703.842.0741 (fax), or at (Subject line: Draft Addendum XXVII).

Public comments are due by January 21, 2016.

Draft Addendum XXVII to the Summer Flounder and Black Sea Bass Recreational Management Plan (pdf, ASMFC)
ASMFC News Release (pdf, ASMFC)

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