Public Hearings & Scoping Meetings

How They Work

Scoping Meetings & Public Hearings are considered an important step in the management process because they give stakeholders an opportunity to,

  • Learn more about proposed actions and management measures being considered by the Council;
  • Speak with Council members and staff about the draft actions being considered, and
  • Give formal public comment on the record about their ideas and suggestions on the proposed measures.

Meetings

 

Helpful documents, presentations, and public comment forms will be available at the tabs below. Take a look if you'd like to learn more about each amendment and to provide your on-record comment.

 

Public Hearings: Shrimp Cold-Weather Transit Provisions (Shrimp Amendment 11)

The draft amendment proposes modifications to the shrimp transit provisions during cold-weather closures in federal waters.

February 5 & 6, 2020

Webinar Registration:

The webinars will begin at 6 PM. Registration is required:

 

Helpful Documents and Presentations

 

Public Comment:

The online public comment form will be open from noon on January 22, 2020 to 5 PM on February 7, 2020.

Public Hearings: Spanish Mackerel Northern Zone Commercial Trip Limits (Coastal Migratory Pelagics Framework Amendment 9)

The draft amendment proposes modifications to Spanish Mackerel commercial trip limits in the Northern Zone. 

January 22 & 23, 2020

Webinar Registration:

The webinars will begin at 6 PM. Registration is required:

 

Helpful Documents & Presentations 

 

Public Comment:

The online public comment form will be open from noon on January 8, 2020 to 5 PM on February 7, 2020.

 

 

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