The New England Fishery Management Council (NEFMC) is conducting public hearings to solicit comments on Draft Amendment 5 to the Atlantic Herring Fishery Management Plan (FMP). These hearings are being scheduled in accordance with the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act. Following these hearings, additional opportunities for review and comment on Amendment 5 and Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) may be provided in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act.

Friday, March 2, 2012
Rockport, Maine

9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Samoset Hotel
220 Warrenton Street, Rockport, ME 04856
Phone: (207) 594-2511

Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Gloucester, MA

7:00 - 9:00 pm
MA DMF Annisquam River Station
30 Emerson Avenue, Gloucester, MA 01930
Phone: (978) 282-0308

Thursday, March 15, 2012
Portsmouth, NH
7:00 - 9:00 pm
Sheraton Harborside Hotel
250 Market Street, Portsmouth, NH 03801
Phone: (603) 431-2300

Monday, March 19, 2012
Fairhaven, MA
7:00 - 9:00 pm
Seaport Inn
110 Middle Street, Fairhaven, MA 02719
Phone: (508) 997-1281

Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Portland, Maine
7:00 - 9:00 pm
Holiday Inn By the Bay
88 Spring Street, Portland, ME 04101
Phone: (207) 775-2311

Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Plymouth, MA
7:00 - 9:00 pm
Radisson Hotel Plymouth Harbor
180 Water Street, Plymouth MA 02360
Phone: (508) 747-4900

Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Warwick, RI
7:00 - 9:00 pm
Hilton Garden Inn
One Thurber Street, Warwick, RI 02886
Phone: (401) 734-9600

Thursday, March 29, 2012
Cape May, New Jersey
7:00 - 9:00 pm
Congress Hall Hotel
251 Beach Avenue, Cape May, NJ 08204
Phone: (609) 884-8421






April 24-26, 2012 - Hilton Hotel, Mystic, CT


Maine DMR Scallop Advisory Council

FINAL DATE for Reopening Plan

Due to the short timeframe that remains for a reopening plan to be developed, the next SAC meeting has been scheduled for Wednesday, March 7, 2:00pm Maine DOT Complex at 219 Hogan Road, Bangor

There is a blue conference room building on the complex that we will meet in. I would encourage all those interested in the 2012/13 scallop season to attend as a final reopening plan will be developed at this meeting, and your input is encouraged.


Severe Impacts On Cod

Learning The Ropes


Nicholas Walsh, PA - A Tradition Unbroken

Early Detection the Focus of Upcoming Chefs’ Gala

Dennis Damon - The End of the Line

Canadian Government Supports Land-Based Salmon Farm Plan

Letters to the Editor - Lobster Licenses

Opinion - Groundfish A18 Scoping Puts Solutions on the Table

Wind Power Film at Strand Highlights Another Kind of Green

Fishermen Wary of Offshore Wind Energy Project

Fishery Regulators Deal with People’s Lives

GOM Wind Energy Developer: A Multinational Oil and Energy Company

Cold Water and Safety Training in Maine

Air Service to Islands Requires Special Skills

Book Review - Insider Views of the Good Life

Fishermen Invited to Share Stories

Back Then - Fatal Embrace

Captain Perry Wrinkle - Lobster Schooling

SW Boatshop - New Young Bros. 33'

Lee S. Wilbur - Fishing With Old(er) Men

Capt. Mark East

Classfied Advertisements

Katahdin Lake Lures Coastal Guys to Snug Cabin, Deep Snow

Meetings & Hearings