South Atlantic Council Holds Public Hearings on Cobia in Florida
This announcement is shared as a courtesy:
The South Atlantic Fishery Management Council will hold a series of four in-person public hearings along the east coast of Florida next week to gather input on proposed measures for the Gulf Migratory Group Cobia fishery in federal waters. Written public comment is also being accepted (see below).
Measures are being proposed to modify catch limits, revise the sector allocation for the Florida East Coast Zone, modify size and possession limits, and change Framework procedures. The measures are proposed through Amendment 32 to the Coastal Migratory Pelagics Fishery Management Plan for the Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic Region.
Public Hearing Schedule
Coastal Migratory Pelagics Amendment 32
All hearings begin at 6 p.m.
Monday, October 18
Harvey Governmental Center
Key West, FL
Tuesday, October 19
The River Center at Burt Reynolds Park
Wednesday, October 20
Hilton Cocoa Beach
Cocoa Beach, FL
Thursday, October 21
During the in-person public hearings Council staff will provide an overview of proposed actions and answer questions. Council representatives will also be present and formal public comment accepted.
Additional information, including public hearing documents, a video presentation, and an online public comment form is available from the Council’s website at: https://safmc.net/safmc-meetings/public-hearings-scoping-meetings/.
Public comments are due by October 21, 2021 at 5 p.m. The South Atlantic Council will address Amendment 32 during its December 6-10, 2021 meeting.