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Draft Addendum XXVI To The Summer Flounder, Scup, Black Sea Bass Fishery Management Plan For Public Comment

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The addendum will address summer flounder recreational management in 2015, with the option of extending the adaptive regional management into 2016.

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Long Island, NY - January 19, 2015 - In December 2014, the Summer Flounder, Scup, and Black Sea Bass Management Board approved a motion to initiate the development of an addendum to the Interstate Fishery Management Plan (FMP) for Summer Flounder, Scup, and Black Sea Bass. The addendum will address summer flounder recreational management in 2015, with the option of extending the adaptive regional management into 2016. This draft addendum presents background on the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission’s (Commission) management of summer flounder; the addendum process and timeline; and a statement of the problem. This document also provides options of management for public consideration and comment.

The public is encouraged to submit comments regarding this document at any time during the public comment period. The final date comments will be accepted is January 23, 2015 at 5:00 p.m. Comments may be submitted at state public hearings or by mail, email, or fax.

Hearing in New York

A public hearing will be held in New York on Thursday January 22, 2015 at 6:30 PM at the Bureau of Marine Resources HQ, 205 N Belle Mead Rd, E Setauket, NY.  E-mail John Maniscalco for more information.

If you have any questions on the addendum or would like to submit comment, please use the contact
information below.

Mail: Kirby Rootes-Murdy,
FMP Coordinator
Atlantic States Marine Fisheries
Commission
1050 North Highland Street
Suite 200A-N
Arlington, VA 22201
Email: krootes-murdy@asmfc.org
(Subject: Draft Addendum XXVI)
Phone: (703) 842-0740
Fax: (703) 842-074