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ICYMI, the deadline to submit public comment on ASMFC's Black Sea Bass Draft Addendum ###III and MAFMC's Black Sea Bass ...
11/09/2020

ICYMI, the deadline to submit public comment on ASMFC's Black Sea Bass Draft Addendum ###III and MAFMC's Black Sea Bass Commercial State Allocation Amendment is fast approaching - 11:59 PM (EST) on November 13, 2020. While all public hearings have been conducted, written comments on Draft Addendum ###III may be submitted to Caitlin Starks, FMP Coordinator, at 1050 N. Highland St., Suite 200 A-N, Arlington, Virginia 22201; 703.842.0741 (fax) or at [email protected] (Subject line: Black Sea Bass Addendum ###III) by the deadline of November 13th. All comments will be made available to both the Commission and Council for consideration; duplicate comments do not need to be submitted to both bodies.

Draft Addendum ###III is available athttp://www.asmfc.org/files/PublicInput/BSB_DraftAddendum###III_PublicComment.pdf or via the Commission’s website at http://www.asmfc.org/about-us/public-input. A recording of the hearing presentation is also available at https://youtu.be/W5-HkotpcDg.

Photo (c) Nicola Meserve, MA DMF

Atlantic Coast Fisheries News | November 6, 2020
11/06/2020
Atlantic Coast Fisheries News | November 6, 2020

Atlantic Coast Fisheries News | November 6, 2020

Seafood Tips, a New Artificial Reef, and Seawater Infused Wine! News Updates for The Week of November 6, 2020 Seafood Tips, a New Artificial Reef, and Seawater Infused Wine! View as Webpage Upcoming

10/20/2020
79th Annual Meeting - Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission

Good morning. The ASMFC Atlantic Menhaden Board is now meeting via webinar at https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/1878402776294803471. The agenda for the rest of the week can be found here - http://www.asmfc.org/home/2020-annual-meeting-webinar

The agenda is subject to change. The agenda reflects the current estimate of time required for scheduled Board meetings. The Commission may adjust this agenda in accordance with the actual duration of Board meetings. It is our intent to begin at the scheduled start time for each meeting, however, if...

Atlantic Coast Fisheries News | October 1, 2020
10/01/2020
Atlantic Coast Fisheries News | October 1, 2020

Atlantic Coast Fisheries News | October 1, 2020

Fisheries Management and You, Predator Prey Interactions, and New York State Trip Limits News Updates for The Week of October 1, 2020 Fisheries Management and You, Predator Prey Interactions, and New

The Shark Trust
09/16/2020

The Shark Trust

Do you know your eggcases? 🦈🥚

We know many of you are pros when it comes to telling a Nursehound eggcase from a Thornback ray's. But, if you ever need a helping hand, we've got you covered.

Check out our LOVE SHARKS 2021 Calendar, which includes this handy ID chart for all you eggcase hunters out there! https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/sharktrust/love-sharks-2021-calendar-by-the-shark-trust

#eggcase #mermaidspurse #GreatEggcaseHunt #beachcombing #beachtreasures #ocean #conservation #sharks #shark

Atlantic Coast Fisheries News | September 9, 2020
09/09/2020
Atlantic Coast Fisheries News | September 9, 2020

Atlantic Coast Fisheries News | September 9, 2020

Safe Shellfish, New Public Comment Opportunities, and an App for Nature Lovers News Updates for The Week of September 9, 2020 Safe Shellfish, New Public Comment Opportunities, and an App for Nature Lo

Atlantic Coast Fisheries News | September 3, 2020
09/03/2020
Atlantic Coast Fisheries News | September 3, 2020

Atlantic Coast Fisheries News | September 3, 2020

Preparations for a Red Drum Stock Assessment, Coastal Cleanups in Delaware, and a New Climate Change Podcast! News Updates for The Week of September 3, 2020 Preparations for a Red Drum Stock Assessmen

07/22/2020

Check out this cool story map on cobia migration patterns created by Dan Crear, VA Sea Grant fellow.

Looking for some dam good news? out these two stories from the Public News Service on the removal of the Columbia Dam:ht...
07/14/2020
Dam Removal Brings Fish Back to Paulins Kill

Looking for some dam good news? out these two stories from the Public News Service on the removal of the Columbia Dam:
https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2020-07-13/environment/removing-dams-brings-more-shad-to-the-delaware/a70832-1
http://www.soundbiteservices.com/fmtrss.php?id=1114-1&sf125241936=1
ACFHP's chair, Kent Smith, is quoted along with The Nature Conservancy project managers! The Columbia Dam removal was funded in FY2018 by ACFHP through the National Fish Habitat Action Plan.

Wave that flag, wave it wide and high!
07/04/2020

Wave that flag, wave it wide and high!

Out of the Blue: The Value of Seagrasses to the Environment and to People
06/15/2020
Out of the Blue: The Value of Seagrasses to the Environment and to People

Out of the Blue: The Value of Seagrasses to the Environment and to People

The importance of seagrasses is highlighted in a new report, Out of the Blue: The Value of Seagrasses to the Environment and to People, released by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) together with GRID-Arendal and UNEP’s World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC). Seagrasses are...

06/12/2020
Great Barrier Reef Foundation

Wow!

Our researchers have captured the largest green turtle gathering ever seen.

This footage was captured as part of our Raine Island Recovery project which is restoring the world's largest green turtle nesting area for future generations.

Find out more http://ow.ly/T5nA50A3r7C

#RaineIslandRecoveryProject BHP Queensland and New South Wales Queensland Environment Department Great Barrier Reef Marine Park #TraditionalOwners Wuthathi and Meriam Nation (Ugar, Mer, Erub) Biopixel Biopixel Oceans Foundation #WorldOceanWeek

Eleventh Round of Habitat Conservation Projects Approved for Funding – Atlantic Coastal Fish Habitat Partnership
06/11/2020
Eleventh Round of Habitat Conservation Projects Approved for Funding – Atlantic Coastal Fish Habitat Partnership

Eleventh Round of Habitat Conservation Projects Approved for Funding – Atlantic Coastal Fish Habitat Partnership

Eleventh Round of Habitat Conservation Projects Approved for Funding June 10, 2020 ACFHP is excited to announce that the following four projects will be receiving National Fish Habitat Action Plan funding for the 2020 fiscal year, based on our recommendations to the US Fish and Wildlife Service. Tow...

06/08/2020

The Responsible Offshore Science Alliance (ROSA) is seeking applications from recreational and commercial fishermen to join its Advisory Council, which provides substantive direction and strategic guidance to the alliance. ROSA is a nonprofit organization that seeks to advance regional research and monitoring of fisheries and offshore wind interactions through collaboration and cooperation. ROSA’s work currently concentrates on the waters from Maine to North Carolina.

The background information and applications are attached and can also be found at https://www.rosascience.org/. The deadline for applications is July 15, 2020.

We're hiring a Fishery Management Plan Coordinator. Details and instructions to apply here: http://ow.ly/RDnD50zSxev
05/28/2020

We're hiring a Fishery Management Plan Coordinator. Details and instructions to apply here: http://ow.ly/RDnD50zSxev

NOAA Fisheries Service 2020 Saltonstall-Kennedy Grant Program has recommended three projects directly impacting ASMFC-ma...
05/26/2020

NOAA Fisheries Service 2020 Saltonstall-Kennedy Grant Program has recommended three projects directly impacting ASMFC-managed fisheries:
1) Improving Business Practices to Reduce Mortality in the Lobster Supply Chain
2) Enhancing sustainable development of the winter bait fishery for Atlantic Menhaden through the use of industry acoustics
3) CFRF's Lobster and Jonah Crab Research Fleet: A Collaborative Fishing Vessel Approach to Addressing Data Needs for the American Lobster and Jonah Crab Fisheries

https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/content/fy20-successful-saltonstall-kennedy-grant-applicants

#AmLobster #JonahCrab #Menhaden

ASMFC Withdraws the Commonwealth of Virginia’s Atlantic Menhaden Noncompliance Finding: http://ow.ly/KT4u50zH5FS
05/15/2020

ASMFC Withdraws the Commonwealth of Virginia’s Atlantic Menhaden Noncompliance Finding: http://ow.ly/KT4u50zH5FS

05/13/2020
National Aquarium

National Aquarium

Like scorpions, horseshoe crabs are visible in the dark under a black light. Scientists believe that some animals may be able to see their fluorescence, and that this unique coloration could allow horseshoe crabs to find each other under the sand!

Day Two of ASMFC's Spring Meeting Webinar is today. Here are the Management Boards that will be meeting this morning and...
05/06/2020
2020 Spring Meeting Webinar - Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission

Day Two of ASMFC's Spring Meeting Webinar is today. Here are the Management Boards that will be meeting this morning and afternoon:
10:00am #Bluefish Management Board (with the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council)
1:15pm #SumFlounder #Scup #BlackSeaBass Management Board (with the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council)

Meeting Materials & Webinar registration: http://www.asmfc.org/home/2020-spring-meeting-webinar

05/05/2020
2020 Spring Meeting Webinar - Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission

Good morning. ASMFC's Spring Meeting Webinar starts today. Here's what's on the Agenda:
9:30am Atlantic #Herring Management Board
10:45am Atlantic #Menhaden Management Board
1:00pm Atlantic Coastal Cooperative Statistics Program - ACCSP​ Coordinating Council
1:45pm #Tautog Management Board
3:00pm Atlantic #StripedBass Management Board

Meeting Materials & Webinar registration: http://www.asmfc.org/home/2020-spring-meeting-webinar

The agenda is subject to change. The agenda reflects the current estimate of time required for scheduled Board meetings. The Commission may adjust this agenda in accordance with the actual duration of Board meetings. It is our intent to begin at the scheduled start time for each meeting, however, if...

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