Public Hearing: Development of a Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument Omnibus Amendment
NOAA Fisheries is collecting stakeholder input on the development of an omnibus amendment to incorporate the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument into relevant fishery management plans (FMPs).
NOAA Fisheries is conducting a public hearing to solicit comments on developing a draft omnibus amendment to Mid-Atlantic and New England Fishery Management Council fishery management plans (FMPs) to comply with the requirements of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act. This amendment would incorporate the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument’s area and commercial fishing prohibition into FMPs and, ultimately, fishery regulations. NOAA Fisheries is asking for feedback on this action. Following this hearing, additional opportunities for review and comment on the draft omnibus amendment will be provided.