Public Hearing on Atlantic Striped Bass Draft Addendum IV

The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission's Atlantic Striped Bass Management Board is releasing Draft Addendum VI to Amendment 6 of the Interstate Fishery Management Plan for Atlantic Striped Bass for public comment. Atlantic coastal states from Maine through North Carolina, including Pennsylvania, the District of Columbia, and the Potomac River Fisheries Commission, have scheduled their hearings to gather public input on Draft Addendum VI. The details for the hearing in Bridgeport Connecticut follows blow.

Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection

September 25, 2019 at 7 PM

Port 5 Hall, 69 Brewster Street

Bridgeport, Connecticut (Map)

Contact: Justin Davis at 860.434.6043

See the full schedule of hearings here

Draft Addendum VI was initiated in response to the 2018 Benchmark Stock Assessment, which indicates the resource is overfished and experiencing overfishing. The Draft Addendum explores a range of management alternatives designed to end overfishing and reduce fishing mortality to the target level in 2020. The Draft Addendum proposes management options for both commercial and recreational sectors in the ocean and in Chesapeake Bay in order to reduce total fishery removals by 18% relative to 2017 levels.

You can read the full content of Draft Addendum VI here