Tuesday, January 8
Hilton Garden Inn Portsmouth
100 High St., Portsmouth, NH 03801
Penhallow Meeting Room
NOAA Fisheries’ Greater Atlantic Regional Fisheries Office is hosting three workshops to provide an opportunity for stakeholder input on developing potential short- and long-term management approaches for the recreational fishing community. Join us either January 8 in Portsmouth, New Hampshire; January 10 in Narragansett, Rhode Island; or January 12 in Plymouth, Massachusetts.
Through a collaborative process, we will develop potential management approaches for the recreational groundfish fishery that balance the need to prevent overfishing with enabling profitability in the for-hire fleet and worthwhile fishing opportunities for anglers.
Registration is free and is now open. Please choose your location and register:
Space will be limited, and we encourage registering in advance. Once you are registered, meeting materials and updates will be emailed directly to you, when available. Additional meeting materials, including the agenda, will be posted mid-December.
The workshops will be held on the dates listed below. Exact timing will be posted on the agenda, and will be approximately from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Each workshop will have the same agenda, and while the discussions may vary depending on the state and local target species, we request that you only register for one workshop so that as many people as possible may attend, and we can get a wide variety of viewpoints and suggestions.
These workshops will provide an opportunity to brainstorm short- and long-term approaches for possible future recreational fisheries management strategies. The findings of these workshops would be summarized and shared with the New England Fishery Management Council, including its Groundfish Committee and Recreational Advisory Panel. Any recommendations would be considered within the current Council process for developing recreational management measures with input from all groundfish stakeholders and the public.