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ASMFC and Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council Host Public Hearings on Bluefish

August 13, 1998

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

On August 24 and 25, the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission and the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council will hold joint public hearings on the Public Hearing Document for Amendment I to the Bluefish Fishery Management Plan. The document contains proposed changes to the original Fishery Management Plan, including a new over-fishing definition, setting of a recreational and commercial allocations ratio and various rebuilding schedule scenarios. The document will also include information on essential fish habitat and associated designations.

Public hearing times and locations follow:

August 24; 7 PM
Holiday Inn Tom's River
290 Highway 37 East
Tom's River, New Jersey

August 25; 7 PM
The Grand Hotel
Oceanfront & Philadelphia Ave.
Cape May, New Jersey