For Immediate Release
May 20, 2021
The Gulf of Mexico and South Atlantic Fishery Management Councils will convene their joint workgroup to address Section 102: Fishery Management Measures of the Modernizing Recreational Fisheries Management Act of 2018 (Modern Fish Act). This section of the Modern Fish Act expands the range of management mechanisms for the recreational sector and provides additional flexibility for regional fishery management Councils to apply new approaches for recreational management. Any new approaches are still required to comply with the requirements set forth in the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act.
This meeting will be held via webinar from 2:00 – 4:00 PM, EDT on Thursday, June 3, 2021.
The workgroup, comprised of Council members from the Gulf and South Atlantic Fishery Management Councils, will hear a presentation from the National Marine Fisheries Service on the allocation and use of $3,500,000 budgeted from the Modern Fish Act. The workgroup will also hear a presentation on the flexibility under the Magnuson-Stevens Act for alternative approaches to management and is expected to discuss recommendations to the Councils.
Public comment will be held over the webinar before the meeting adjourns.
View the Agenda and Meeting Materials here.
Register for the webinar here.