Public Hearing Webinar: Herring Amendment 8

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
Webinar registration
To register for the webinar hearing on June 20, please go to the following link: Advance registration is encouraged but not required. To provide a high-quality experience for all attendees, if you plan to call in to the webinar via telephone and wish to ask questions or provide testimony, you must use an audio pin. To get an audio pin, which will be unique to you, register via the link above, and log in to the webinar through the GoToWebinar application on a computer or mobile device. Once you are logged in, the audio pin will be shown on the display.
The audio pin will allow you to raise your hand to ask a question or provide testimony. The audio pin allows staff to call on attendees individually and unmute participants one at a time to ask a question or provide a comment. If you call in without an audio pin, you will be in listen- only mode for the duration of the webinar. Alternatively, you may use a microphone and speakers on your computer or mobile device to participate. The phone number for the webinar is (415) 930-5321 and the access code is 346-818-026. These meetings will be recorded. Consistent with 16 USC 1852, a copy of the recording is available upon request. These meetings are physically accessible to people with disabilities
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