ASMFC Draft Amendment 7- Statewide Public Hearing Schedule

States Schedule Public Hearings on Atlantic Striped Bass Draft Amendment 7


Arlington, VA – The Atlantic coastal states of Maine through Virginia have scheduled hearings to gather public input on the Atlantic Striped Bass Draft Amendment 7. Some hearings will be conducted via webinar and some hearings will be conducted in person. Additional details on participating in the webinars can be found later in this release.

Webinar Instructions:

Please note that in order to comment during virtual webinar hearings you will need to use your computer or download the GoToWebinar app for your phone. Those joining by phone only will be limited to listening to the presentation and will not be able to provide input. In those cases, you can send your comments to staff via email, U.S. mail, or fax at any time during the public comment period. To attend the webinar in listen only mode, dial 951.384.3421 and enter access code 269-324-049.

To register for a virtual public hearing webinar please click HERE and select the hearing(s) you plan to attend from the dropdown menu. Hearings will be held via GoToWebinar, and you can join the webinar from your computer, tablet or smartphone. If you are new to GoToWebinar, you can download the software by (clicking here) or via the App store under GoToWebinar. We recommend you register for the hearing well in advance of the hearing since GoToWebinar will provide you with a link to test your device’s compatibility with the webinar. If you find your device is not compatible, please contact the Commission at info@asmfc.org (subject line: GoToWebinar help) and we will try to get you connected. We also strongly encourage participants to use the computer voice over internet (VoIP) so you can ask questions and provide input at the hearing. If you are joining the webinar but will not be using VoIP, you can may also call in at 951.384.3421, access code 269-324-049. An audio PIN will be provided to you after joining the webinar.

For those who cannot attend any in-person or virtual hearings, the Commission will also post a recording of the hearing presentation on the Commission’s YouTube page so that stakeholders may watch the presentation and submit comment at any time during the comment process. This recording will be available in late February; a subsequent press release will announce the availability of the recording.

The schedule issued on February 16 has been revised with the follow changes: Maryland’s public hearing that was scheduled for March 28 has switched from an in-person hearing to a webinar hearing; New York has added an additional in-person hearing scheduled for March 23 in New Paltz, NY.

The public hearing details are as follows:

Tuesday, March 8
In-person Hearing
4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Potomac River Fisheries Commission &
District of Columbia Dept. of Energy and Environment
Hearing Location:
Potomac River Fisheries Commission
222 Taylor St, Colonial Beach, VA 22443
Martin Gary, 804.224.7148
Daniel Ryan, 202.597.1244

Wednesday, March 9

Webinar Hearing
6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Virginia Marine Resources Commission
Pat Geer, 757.247.2236

Thursday, March 10

Webinar Hearing
6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Delaware Division of Fish and Wildlife
John Clark, 302.739.9108

Monday, March 14

Webinar Hearing
6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
New Jersey Dept. of Environmental Protection &
Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission
Joe Cimino, 609.748.2063
Kris Kuhn, 814.359.5115

Tuesday, March 15

Webinar Hearing
5:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Rhode Island Dept. of Environmental Management
Jason McNamee, 401.222.4700 x2772414

Wednesday, March 16

In-person Hearing
6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
New York State Dept. of Environmental Conservation
Hearing Location:
NYSDEC Division of Marine Resources
123 Kings Park Blvd (inside Nissequogue River States Park), Kings Park, NY 11754
Maureen Davidson, 631.444.0483

Monday, March 21

Webinar Hearing
6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries
Michael Armstrong, 978.282.0308 x109

Tuesday, March 22

Webinar Hearing
6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Connecticut Dept. of Energy & Environmental Protection
Justin Davis, 860.447.4322

Wednesday, March 23

Webinar Hearing
6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Maine Dept. of Marine Resources
Megan Ware, 207.446.0932

Wednesday, March 23
In-person Hearing
6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
New York State Dept. of Environmental Conservation
Hearing Location:
NYSDEC Region 3 21 South Putt Corners Road, New Paltz, NY 12561
Maureen Davidson, 631.444.0483

Monday, March 28

Webinar Hearing
6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Maryland Dept. of Natural Resources
Michael Luisi, 443.758.6547

Tuesday, March 29

Hybrid Hearing
6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
New Hampshire Fish and Game
Note: This hearing will be held in a hybrid format. To virtually attend this hearing, please follow the webinar registration instructions.
You can attend in person at this address:
Urban Forestry Center
45 Elwyn Road, Portsmouth, NH 03801
Cheri Patterson, 603.608.6637

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