The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control’s Division of Fish & Wildlife will host an Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission public hearing on the latest draft addendum to the interstate Fishery Management Plan for black sea mass at 6 p.m. Jan. 3 at the DNREC Lewes Facility, 901 Pilottown Road.
The draft addendum proposes alternative regional management approaches for the recreational fishery, including options for regional allocation of the recreational harvest limit based on historical harvest and exploitable biomass. The addendum also includes an option for coastwide management of black sea bass recreational fisheries should a regional approach not be approved for management.
The draft addendum is available at asmfc.org. Public comment will be accepted until 5 p.m. Jan. 22 and should be forwarded to Caitlin Starks, Fishery Management Plan Coordinator, 1050 N. Highland Street, Suite 200 A-N, Arlington, VA 22201; faxed to 703-842-0741; or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org, subject line: Draft Addendum XXX.
For more, call 739-9914.