MAFMC Meets This Week


The Mid-Atlantic Fisheries Management Council (MAFMC) meets this week in Riverhead, NY. The meeting starts Tuesday June, 4th and goes through Thursday June, 6th.


Meeting Webpage




Combined Briefing Book


Join Meeting on Webex


Public comments on agenda items will be allowed during appropriate times of the meeting and general comments will be taken the last day of the meeting. 



Agenda Items of Interest


Tuesday June 4th

3:00-4:00pm – Summer Flounder Mesh Exemptions Framework/Addendum (Joint with ASMFC Summer Flounder, Scup, Black Sea Bass Board) 


Briefing Materials (Tab 3)


Wednesday June 5th

2:30-3:00pm – Unmanaged Commercial Landings Report


Briefing Materials (Tab 7)


3:00-4:00pm – SSC’s Overfishing Limit (OFL) Coefficient of Variation (CV) Guidance Document 


Briefing Materials (Tab 8)


Thursday June 6th

9:00am-1:00pm Business Session 


Proposal: Field trials of low-profile dogfish gillnets to reduce Atlantic Sturgeon bycatch


Other Business and General Public Comment





If you have any questions or comments please reach out. 


Thomas Newman

Fisheries Liaison