May 10 2016
NOAA Fisheries announced the availability of the regional saltwater recreational fishing implementation plans for 2016-2017, which include the Atlantic Highly Migratory Species (HMS) plan.
The plans are available at here . Please take a moment to read through your region’s plan and let NOAA know what you think.
Each plan outlines a set of shared priorities tied to concrete actions NOAA will take over the next two years. These plans focus attention where it will have the greatest impact – where you live and fish.
These plans were developed by each of NOAA’s regions with input from local leaders in the angling community, the Atlantic HMS Advisory Panel, states and regional fishery management councils. These are living documents which will continue to be shaped by ongoing conversations and through current regulatory and science processes.
NOAA said they welcome the opportunity to talk with you about these plans and how best to implement the actions they contain. Your regional recreational coordinators are knowledgeable and can serve as a local point of contact, or feel free to contact Russell Dunn, National Policy Advisor on Recreational Fisheries directly at (727) 551-5740.
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