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The New England Fishery Management Council is conducting seven public hearings to solicit comments on the alternatives under consideration in Draft Amendment 8 to the Atlantic Herring Fishery Management Plan. More specifically, the Council is seeking feedback from the public on which alternatives should be selected and why. These hearings are being held by the Council in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act. The Council plans to take final action on the amendment during its September 2018 meeting in Plymouth, MA.
Documents will be posted on the Council’s website . For questions, contact the office at (978) 465-0492.
Members of the public may submit oral and/or written comments at any of the public hearings or submit written comments directly to the Council. Written comments must be received on or before close of business, Monday, June 25, 2018. Please note on your correspondence “DEIS for Amendment 8 to the Atlantic Herring FMP”. Written comments received on or before Monday, June 25, 2018 at close of business, as well as comments provided at the hearings, will be reviewed by the Council’s Herring Committee and full Council at subsequent meetings. Written comments should be sent to:
Thomas A. Nies, Executive Director
New England Fishery Management Council
50 Water Street, Mill 2
Newburyport, MA 01950
Fax (978) 465–3116