Phase 2 Scoping Meeting for Atlantic Large Whale Take Reduction Plan Modifications
Maryland, Delaware, Virginia, and Northern North Carolina Gillnet Fisheries: Open to all interested parties to gather input on ways to reduce the risk of entanglements to large whales in these fisheries.
We are proposing to amend the regulations implementing the Atlantic Large Whale Take Reduction Plan (Plan) to reduce the incidental mortality and serious injury to North Atlantic right whales (Eubalaena glacialis), fin whales (Balaenoptera physalus), and humpback whales (Megaptera novaeangliae) in U.S. East Coast gillnet, Atlantic mixed species trap/pot, and Mid-Atlantic lobster and Jonah crab trap/pot fisheries to meet the goals of the Marine Mammal Protection Act and the Endangered Species Act.
We are holding scoping meetings to give the public an opportunity to provide input and ideas for Phase 2 of our efforts to reduce the risk of entanglement to right, humpback, and fin whales in U.S. commercial fisheries managed under the Atlantic Large Whale Take Reduction Plan.
This session will be focused on input for gillnet fisheries in Maryland, Delaware, Virginia, and Northern North Carolina, though all may attend.
There will be a short presentation at 6:30 p.m., and then phone lines will be opened to attendees to provide input and comments. You will need to sign in and add your name to the queue. If you are new to this platform, we strongly recommend that you log on early to avoid issues. You may join the webinar starting at 6:00 p.m.
To register, use the Online Event link to the left that says "Register for MD-DE-VA-NC Gillnet Webinar."
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
These events are recorded.