NOAA Workshops Invite Angler Input on Fisheries Management
September 12, 2019
NOAA Fisheries’ Greater Atlantic Regional Fisheries Office is hosting three workshops throughout New England to gather stakeholder input on developing both short- and long-term management measures for the recreational fishing community.
The goal of the workshops is to facilitate a collaborative process to develop management measures for the recreational groundfish fishery that balance the need to prevent overfishing with enabling profitability in the for-hire fleet and providing worthwhile fishing opportunities for anglers.
All stakeholders, including private anglers, for-hire vessel captains and owners, as well as charter boat customers, are encouraged to attend. Attendees may request a travel stipend for mileage.
Registration is free, though space is limited, so please register in advance for one of the following workshops:
- October 19: Plymouth, Massachusetts
- October 22: Portsmouth, New Hampshire
- October 24: Narrangansett, Rhode Island
For more information, visit the workshop web page. The draft agenda and meeting materials are posted, and more information will be posted when it becomes available.