Upcoming Fisheries Meetings

Atlantic States Marine Fisheries (ASMFC) 

August 1-3, 2023 Summary


HMS Amendment 16: Shark Management Webinar

Monday August 7th, 2:00 – 4:00pm

Register here: register to participate (link is external)

Scoping Document: Scoping Document (PDF, 67 pages)

Meeting Presentation: Public Scoping Meeting Presentation (PDF, 32 pages)

Mid-Atlantic Fisheries Management Council (MAFMC)

Tuesday August 8th – Friday August 11th, 2023


Located at Westin Annapolis at 100 Westgate Circle, Annapolis, MD 21401

Join webinar: Click here to join the meeting

Agenda: Agenda

Status Update Document: Status Update Documents

Meeting Materials: Combined Briefing Book

Some Agenda Items That May Be Of Interest To Our Readers:

Tuesday August 8th

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Summer Flounder 2024-2025 Specifications and Commercial Measures

1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Scup 2024-2025 Specifications and Commercial Measures

2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Scup Commercial Discards Report

3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Black Sea Bass 2024 Specifications and Commercial Measures

Wednesday August 9th

9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Recreational Harvest Control Rule Framework / Addenda 2.0  – Review progress and discuss next steps

10:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Bluefish 2024-2025 Specifications and Recreational Management Measures

1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. East Coast Scenario Planning Initiative – Review outcomes and discuss MAFMC next steps

3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. NOAA Fisheries Climate Governance Policy

Thursday August 10th

3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPR): National Standard 4, 8, and 9 Comments 

Friday August 11th

9:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Business Session

     -Committee Reports

     -Executive Director Report

     -Organization Reports

     -Liaison Reports

     -Other Business and General Public Comment

HMS Amendment 15: Spatial Management and Electronic Monitoring Cost Allocation 

WebinarThursday August 17th, 2023 2:00 – 4:00pm 

Registration link: register to participate(link is external)

In Person MeetingTuesday August 22nd, 2023 5:00 – 8:00pm

Dare County Administration Building, Commissioners Meeting Room

954 Marshall Collins Drive, Manteo, NC 27954

Proposed Rule: Proposed Rule

Story Map: Story Map(link is external)

Meeting Materials: Draft Amendment 15 and Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS)

North Carolina Marine Fisheries Commission (MFC)

Thursday August 23rd – Friday August 25th 

Hilton Hills North Raleigh

3415 Wake Forest Road,

Raleigh, NC 27609

Briefing material and agenda are not published yet.

As you can see we have a very busy month of meetings. If I have missed anything or you want/need any specific information on any of these meetings please let me know. I will also give more detailed information and insight as the HMS and MFC meetings get closer. 

Thomas Newman

Fisheries Liaison