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Amendment 4 Public Hearings

January 02, 2010

CHOIR Update

The New England Fishery Management Council is conducting public hearings to solicit comments on Draft Amendment 4 and Environmental Assessment to the Atlantic Herring Fishery Management Plan. The Draft Amendment document is available on the Council’s website ( NEFMC Herring Page ), or may be obtained by contacting the Council office.

The hearing dates and locations are:

Gloucester, MA

Wednesday, January 6, 5:00-7:00PM
MA DMF Annisquam River Station
30 Emerson Avenue
Gloucester, MA 01930
Phone: 978-282-0308

Fairhaven, MA

Thursday, January 7, 2010, 5:00-7:00PM
Hampton Inn
One Hampton Way
Fairhaven, MA 02719
Phone: 508-990-8500

Portland, ME

Monday, January 11, 5:00-7:00PM
Holiday Inn by the Bay
88 Spring Street
Portland, ME 04101
Phone: 207-775-2311

As mentioned above, the issues being discusses in the Amendment can be found by going to the Herring Page on the Council site and clicking on “Draft Amendment 4 to the Atlantic Herring FMP”. Note that while the monitoring system development was initially being done in Amendment 4, it has been moved into Amendment 5. Amendment 4 is dealing primarily with issues pertaining to ACLs and AMs, specification, and other technical issues.

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