AUDIO: NEFMC's Sept. 27 Meeting Examines Groundfish Oversight Committee Report
PLYMOUTH, Mass. -- September 27, 2012 -- The New England Fishery Management Council (NEFMC) met on Thursday to discuss groundfish fishery specifications for fishing years 2013 through 2015 (Framework Adjustment 48) and to address sector management and monitoring issues in the groundfish fishery.
Listen to a review of the Framework Adjustment 48 documentation.
Listen to the public's comments regarding Framework Adjustment 48.
Listen to the Council's discussion on habitat and closed areas within the groundfish fishery, with relation to Framework Adjustment 48.
Listen to the Council's discussion on sector management isses and yellowtail flounder and Atlantic cod discards.
Listen to the Council's closing remarks and their discussion on alternative management strategies.
June 16, 2013 -- Constructive discussion will come from improving data collection procedures, understanding the role of the ocean environment, using techniques to manage the entire mix of stocks using simpler techniques, and working with fishermen as management partners.
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