The following message was sent by the NJDEP Division of Fish and Wildlife to e-mail list subscribers. Press inquiries related to this message should be directed to the DEP Press Office at 609-984-1795.
The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council and the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC) are seeking public comment on management options under consideration in the Bluefish Allocation and Rebuilding Amendment. This amendment contains alternatives to:
Revise the Fishery Management Plan (FMP) goals and objectives
Modify the bluefish allocations between the commercial and recreational sectors
Modify the commercial allocations to the states
Initiate a rebuilding plan
Revise the quota transfer processes
Revise how the FMP accounts for management uncertainty
Revise the de minimis provisions in ASMFC’s FMP
Comments may be provided at any of the five virtual public hearings to be held between March 24 and April 8, 2021 or via written comment until April 23, 2021.
Register: To register for New Jersey's Bluefish Allocation and Rebuilding Amendment Public Hearing webinar please click hereand select April 8, 2021 (6:00 pm - 8:00 pm) from the drop down menu.
For more information on this Amendment click here.