NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGS
SCHEDULED FOR MAY 3 & 4, 2004
Under the provisions of M.G.L. Ch 30A and pursuant to the authority found in M.G.L. Ch. 130 ss. 17, 17A, 80, 100A and 104, Division of Marine Fisheries (DMF) and the Marine Fisheries Commission (MFC) have scheduled hearings on the following regulatory proposals. Contact DMF for draft regulations and further details.
3. MarineFisheries proposal to amend commercial striped bass regulations (322 CMR 6.07):
i. open the 2004 commercial fishery on Sunday, July 11, 2004;
ii. reduce the current 40-fish limit on Sunday through Wednesdays to a 10-fish on Sundays (and the first day of the commercial fishing season) and a 20 fish on Mondays, Tuesdays, & Wednesdays; and
iii. accept comments on whether striped bass must be eviscerated prior to first sale.
Two public hearings have been scheduled:
Monday, May 3, 2004 (7PM) at Massachusetts Maritime Academy (101 Academy Dr., Buzzards Bay) & Tuesday, May 4, 2004 (7PM) at the Gloucester High School (32 Leslie Johnson Rd). Comments received by e-mail, fax or mail will be accepted until 5PM on Friday, May 7, 2003.