January 17, 2017 — The following was released by the New England Fishery Management Council:
The New England Fishery Management Council has RESCHEDULED its Montauk, NY and Cape May, NJ scoping hearings on Amendment 5 to the Northeast Skate Complex Fishery Management Plan. The new dates are as follows:
- Cape May — Tuesday, Feb. 21, Grand Hotel of Cape May
- Montauk — Wednesday, Feb. 22, Montauk Playhouse Community Center Foundation
Both hearings were initially scheduled to take place the previous week. However, in order to avoid potential conflicts for stakeholders who are planning to attend the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council’s Feb. 14-16 meeting in Kitty Hawk, NC, the New England Council has decided to hold its Mid-Atlantic region skate scoping hearings the following week.