Workshops to Discuss Dolphinfish (Mahi Mahi) Management Strategy
NOAA Fisheries to hold a series of public discussions to gather feedback on the management strategy for dolphinfish (also known as dolphin and mahi mahi).
NOAA Fisheries is holding a series of in-person workshops and a virtual workshop to gather input from stakeholders in the region that will guide dolphinfish (i.e. dolphin or mahi mahi) management.
The workshops are being led in collaboration with the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council, and build on previous participatory workshops on the dolphin/wahoo fishery. Results from this previous effort indicate that a more flexible management approach is needed to respond to changing conditions and levels of abundance, and to account for regional differences in the dolphinfish fishery. Stakeholder input will help us identify and rank the relative importance of management objectives (e.g. high catch, consistency of catch, long seasons) across the region. It will also help to determine where the major risks and uncertainties lie within the stock and fishery. This input will be used in a management strategy evaluation to develop a management procedure that best achieves the suite of management objectives identified for the U.S. Atlantic dolphinfish fishery.
Agenda items for the meeting include:
- Introducing management procedures and management strategy evaluation
- Understanding how stakeholders value the dolphinfish fishery
- Understanding the biggest risks and concerns that need to be accounted for
- Receiving input on the type of management procedures to be explored
- Identifying participants for continued involvement in the management strategy evaluation process.
These meetings are physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for auxiliary aids should be made 5 days prior to the meeting. Requests should be directed to Cassidy Peterson at (910) 708-2686 or Cassidy.Peterson@noaa.gov.
Additional in-person or virtual workshops will be held as needed in 2023.
Virtual Dolphin Management Strategy Evaluation Stakeholder Meeting
May 30, 2023 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. Eastern Time
Google Meet Joining Information
Video call link: https://meet.google.com/viu-ajte-yux
Or dial: (US) +1 904-323-4293 PIN: 490 150 382#
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South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia
January 23, 2023 5:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Location: South Carolina Department of Natural Resources, Marine Resources Research Institute, Room 145, 217 Ft. Johnson Road, Charleston, South Carolina 29412
January 24, 2023 5:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Location: University of North Carolina Wilmington – Center for Marine Science, 5600 Marvin Moss Lane, Wilmington, North Carolina 28409
January 25, 2023 5:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Location: Coastal Studies Institute, Room 242, 850 NC-345, Wanchese, North Carolina 27981
January 26, 2023 5:30- 8:30 p.m.
Location: Brock Environmental Center, 3663 Marlin Bay Drive, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23455
November 2, 2022 5:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Location: Montauk Fire Department, 12 Flamingo Ave. Montauk, New York 11954
November 3, 2022 5:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Location: Coastal Institute Building, Room #140, University of Rhode Island Graduate School of Oceanography, 215 South Ferry Road, Narragansett, Rhode Island 02882
October 4, 2022 5:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Location: West Palm Beach Fishing Club, 201 5th Street, West Palm Beach, Florida 33401
October 5, 2022 5:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Location: History Fort Lauderdale Museum, 231 SW 2nd Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
October 6, 2022 5:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Location: Florida Keys History and Discovery Center, 82100 Overseas Highway, Islamorada, Florida 33036