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Draft Industry-Funded Monitoring Omnibus Amendment Now Available Online for Public Comment

September 23, 2016

The Mid-Atlantic and New England Fishery Management Councils are developing an omnibus amendment to allow for industry-funded monitoring.

This amendment includes alternatives that would modify all the fishery management plans managed by the Mid-Atlantic and New England Fishery Management Councils to allow for future industry-funded monitoring programs.  

Additionally, this amendment includes alternatives for industry-funded monitoring programs for the Atlantic herring and mackerel fisheries that would be implemented as part of this amendment.  

Today, we posted the draft amendment and environmental assessment online (PDF, 579 pp).

If this is an issue you are interested in, this is an important opportunity to provide your input. INduiii

Get information on public hearings and the comment period.

Questions? Contact Jennifer Goebel at 978-281-9175 or email