Keep it short. When writing, a one page letter is best. If it's too long you run the risk that key points may be overlooked.
Stick to one subject. If you are writing concerning on a specific Plan Amendment that addresses a number of issues, its okay to comment on all the issues in one letter. However, when writing about separate issues, it's best to write separate letters.
State your background at the beginning. Are you a recreational fishermen, commercial fisherman, marine scientist, etc.? What's your experience? Brief the Council members about yourself and your background. If you are representing a group, tell us the name of the group and how large the membership is.
State your opinion. Then state why you have that opinion. Be explicit. Don't leave the reader guessing your meaning.
Provid recommendations. Identify the management alternative(s) you prefer or provide a new option for the Council to consider.
Make sure your letter is legible. If the reader has to decipher handwriting, it will detract from the message. A typed or printed letter is best, but not required. If sending an email for a specific amendment, make sure it is sent to the specified email address. If uncertain about where to send the message, contact the Council office.
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Scientific & Statistical Committee 05/01/2018 - 05/03/2018 @ Town & Country Inn and Suites, 2008 Savannah Hwy, Charleston, SC 29407, USA