The Atlantic Menhaden Board at the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC) is currently working on draft Addendum I to Amendment 3 to the Interstate Fishery Management Plan. This management document contains several options which consider changes to the state-by-state allocations, increases in the episodic events set aside, and greater restrictions on the small-scale fishery. The draft Addendum was recently approved for public comment and is slated for final action in November.
Two public hearings in Maine will be held in-person as follows:
- September 13 at 6pm. Marquardt Building, 32 Blossom Lane, Room 118, Augusta, ME
- September 20 at 5pm. Jeff’s Catering and Event Center, 15 Event Center Way, Brewer, ME
Information on the two hearings in Maine can be found on the DMR homepage under MEETINGS AND EVENTS.