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Public hearings on Striped Bass draft Addendum VI

The Atlantic States Fisheries Commission released the following information and schedule:

The Commission’s Atlantic Striped Bass Management Board releases Draft Addendum VI to Amendment 6 of the Interstate Fishery Management Plan for Atlantic Striped Bass for public comment. Atlantic coastal states from Maine through North Carolina, including Pennsylvania, the District of Columbia, and the Potomac River Fisheries Commission, have scheduled their hearings to gather public input on Draft Addendum VI. The details of those hearings follow. Massachusetts is still scheduling its hearings; a subsequent release will announce the details of those hearings once they are finalized.

Maine Department of Marine Resources
October 1, 2019 at 6 PM
Kennebunk Town Hall – Room 300
1 Summer Street
Kennebunk, Maine
Contact: Megan Ware at 207.446.0932
Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries
October 2 and 3, 2019
Location to be determined
Contact: Mike Armstrong at 978.282.0308, ext. 109
   
October 2, 2019 at 6:30 PM
Yarmouth Town Hall – Log Cabin
196 Main Street
Yarmouth, Maine
Contact: Megan Ware at 207.446.0932
Rhode Island Division of Fish & Wildlife
September 24, 2019 at 6 PM
University of Rhode Island Bay Campus
Corless Auditorium
South Ferry Road
Narragansett, Rhode Island
Contact: Nicole Lengyel Costa at 401.423.1940
   
New Hampshire Fish and Game
October 1, 2019 at 7 PM
Urban Forestry Center
45 Elwyn Road
Portsmouth, New Hampshire
Contact: Doug Grout at 603.868.1095
Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection
September 23, 2019 at 7 PM
Marine Headquarters, Boating Education Center
333 Ferry Road
Old Lyme, Connecticut
Contact: Justin Davis at 860.434.6043
   
Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection
September 25, 2019 at 7 PM
Port 5 Hall
69 Brewster Street
Bridgeport, Connecticut
Contact: Justin Davis at 860.434.6043
Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control
August 29, 2019 at 6 PM
DNREC Auditorium
89 Kings Highway
Dover, Delaware
Contact: John Clark at 302.739.9914
   
New York State Department of Environmental
Conservation (NYSDEC)
September 4, 2019 from 6 to 9 PM
Division of Marine Resources
205 North Belle Meade Road, Suite 1
East Setauket, New York
Contact: John Maniscalco at 631.444.0430
Maryland Department of Natural Resources, Fisheries Service September 25, 2019 from 6 to 8 PM
Calvary United Methodist Church (Basement Room)
301 Rowe Boulevard
Annapolis, Maryland
Contact: Michael Luisi at 410.260.8341
   
New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife
September 3, 2019 from 6 to 8:30 PM
Roselle Park Borough Hall
110 East Westfield Avenue
Roselle Park, New Jersey
Contact: Heather Corbett at 609.748.2020
Potomac River Fisheries Commission
September 10, 2019, at 6 PM
222 Taylor Street
Colonial Beach, Virginia
Contact: Martin Gary at 804.224.7148
September 4, 2019 from 6 to 8:30 PM
Ocean City Public Library
1725 Simpson Avenue
Ocean City, New Jersey
Contact: Heather Corbett at 609.748.2020
District of Columbia Department of Energy and Environment
September 12, 2019, at 6 PM
Aquatic Resources Education Center
1900 Anacostia Drive
Washington, District of Columbia
Contact: Julia Robey Christian at 202.450.7878
September 12, 2019 from 6 to 8:30 PM
Bay Avenue Community Center
775 East Bay Avenue
Manahawkin, New Jersey
Contact: Heather Corbett at 609.748.2020
North Carolina Division of Marine Fisheries
September 11, 2019 at 6:30 PM
Dare County Administration Building
Commissioners Meeting Room
954 Marshall C. Collins Drive
Manteo, North Carolina
Contact: Chris Batsavage at 252.808.8009
   
Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission
August 28, 2019 from 7 to 9 PM
Silver Lake Nature Center
1306 Bath Road
Bristol, Pennsylvania
Contact: Andrew Shiels at 814.359.5181
 

Draft Addendum VI is available at http://www.asmfc.org/files/PublicInput/StripedBassDraftAddVI_PublicComment_Aug2019.pdf or via the Commission’s website at http://www.asmfc.org/about-us/public-input. Fishermen and other stakeholders are encouraged to provide input on Draft Addendum VI either by attending state public hearings or providing written comment. Public comment will be accepted until 5 PM (EST) on October 7, 2019 and should be sent to Max Appelman, Fishery Management Plan Coordinator, 1050 N. Highland St, Suite A-N, Arlington, VA 22201; 703.842.0741 (FAX) or at comments@asmfc.org (Subject line: Striped Bass Draft Addendum VI).