Zone D Council Meeting- ONLINE

September 29, 2020 @ 4:00 pm
Microsoft Teams
Sarah Cotnoir
(207) 624-6596

The primary agenda items for this round of lobster zone council meetings is to discuss individual zone minimum trawl lengths and weak points, as well as next steps at the federal level.


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Please see the draft agenda below:

  1. Welcome and Review Agenda


  1. New Business         
  • Zone D Sub-Committee Presents the Right Whale Conservation Equivalency Recommendations to the Zone D Council
  • Lobster Zone Council Discussion re:  Recommendations
  • Open Discussion re:  Recommendations
  • Zone D Council Position re:  Recommendations
  • Maximum Trawl Length – Zone authority (not through Federal Whale Plan)
  1. Reports & Updates –     Next Steps:
  • Proposed Rule/Comment Period
  • Biological Opinion
  1. Next Meeting Date Set




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