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Rhode Island Fishermen's Alliance
FEBRUARY 10, 2013
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Weekly Update
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New this week:

13 Senators and Members of Congress Write Commerce Department on At-Sea Monitoring, Carryover and Stock Assessments

A group of 13 Senators and Members of Congress from New England have written to Acting Secretary of Commerce Rebecca Blank, requesting that the Commerce Department "exercise all authority under the law to preserve New England's fishing industry and its groundfish populations for future generations." Specifically, the group called for NOAA to cover the cost of at-sea monitoring, and to reach a timely decision on carryover.

 

VIDEO: Are government regulations drowning the fishing business?

Fisherman and New England Fishery Management Council Member David Goethel is interviewed on Fox News.

 

ASMFC 2013 Winter Meeting Final Agenda and Meeting Materials Now Available

 


Meetings:

RIMFC Menhaden Advisory Panel Meeting: Feb 11

A meeting of the RIMFC Menhaden Advisory Panel has been scheduled for Monday, February 11 at 6:00 PM at the URI Bay Campus, Coastal Institute, Hazard Room, off of South Ferry Road in Narragansett, RI.

 

RI DEM/DFW Public Hearing concerning Proposed Regulatory Changes: Feb 19

The public hearing will commence at 6:00 PM on Tuesday, February 19, 2013, in the University of Rhode Island, Graduate School of Oceanography, Corless Auditorium, South Ferry Road, Narragansett, RI

 

Revised Preliminary Agenda for ASMFC Winter Meeting: Feb 19-21

Please note the meeting schedule for February 20, 2013 of the ASMFC Winter Meeting has been changed. A meeting of the Horseshoe Crab Management Board has been added to the Wednesday’s schedule for 10–11 AM and meeting times for the other Boards that day have shifted slightly.

 

RI DEM/DFW Notice – Public Notice concerning Proposed Regulatory Changes

The public hearing will commence at 6:00 PM on Wednesday, March 13, 2013 in the University of Rhode Island, Graduate School of Oceanography, Corless Auditorium, South Ferry Road, Narragansett, RI.

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"The Rhode Island Fishermen's Alliance is dedicated to its mission of continuing to help create sustainable fisheries without putting licensed fishermen out of business."

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