Fisheries officials will hold a public hearing in Mystic, Connecticut on April 25 on proposed changes to the Atlantic Herring Fishery Management Plan, according to an article on theday.com.
The National Marine Fisheries Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the New England Fishery Management Council will hold the hearing at 6 p.m. at the Hilton Hotel.
Officials will seek public input on measures proposed for inclusion in Amendment 5 to the Atlantic Herring Fishery Management Plan. Amendment 5 measures could include adjustments to the fishery management program, reporting requirements and measures to address trip notification, carrier vessels and transfers of herring at-sea.
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