October 26, 2016 — GLOUCESTER, Mass. — NOAA Fisheries is hosting two workshops in Gloucester for fishermen and permit holders, the first dealing with sector and vessel reporting and the second with possible modifications to the manner in which the agency estimates discards.
The sector-and-vessel reporting workshop, set to run Friday from 9:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. at NOAA’s regional offices at 55 Great Republic Drive in the Blackburn Industrial Park, is designed to increase awareness and understanding of the reporting process.
Organizers say the workshop also will include a discussion on potential streamlining and adjustments to the reporting system.
The workshop is open to all fishermen, permit holders and stakeholders, who can can participate either in person, online through a WebEx Link or by phone.
For the WebEx link, the event number is 667422398 and the event password is Meeting 123.
Those participating via conference call should call 866-708-9484 and use the participant code 2946980.
Questions should be directed to Mark Grant at 978-281-9145 or email@example.com.
On Monday, NOAA will hold a webinar and conference call on cumulative discard methodology. The presentation is set to run from 1 to 4 p.m.