Category Archive: ASMFC

ASMFC Lobster Board approves increased harvester reporting

ARLINGTON, VA – At its Feb. 6-8 Winter Meeting, the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC) American Lobster Management Board approved major changes to the types and kinds of harvest reporting required under the combined Addendum XXVI to the American Lobster Fishery Management Plan and Addendum III to the Jonah Crab Fishery Management Plan. The …

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New England council program review ready for panel

BOSTON, MA – On Mar. 13-16, a six-member panel will convene here to review the New England Fishery Management Council’s management processes and operations. Three fisheries managers and three fisheries scientists will evaluate how the council is performing and offer recommendations.  What the council hopes to get from the review are ways to build on …

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ASMFC’s Atlantic Menhaden Board adopts AMD3

LINTHICUM, MD – On Nov. 14, the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission’s (ASMFC) Atlantic Menhaden Management Board approved Amendment 3 to the Atlantic Menhaden Interstate Fishery Management Plan. AMD 3 was initiated in 2016 to address menhaden’s role as forage fish through use of ecological reference points (ERPs). However, until the Biological ERP Workgroup completes …

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ASMFC presents Hart Award to Paul Diodati; elects James Gilmore as chair

NORFOLK, VA – The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC) presented Paul J. Diodati, former director of the Massachusetts Div. of Marine Fisheries (MA DMF), the Captain David H. Hart Award – its most prestigious annual award – at the commission’s recent annual meeting here. At the same meeting, ASMFC member states thanked Douglas Grout …

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