Overview of 2014 Recreational Management Process for Black ...

Overview of 2014 Recreational Management Process for Black ...

Draft Addendum XXVII for Public Comment Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission 2 Addendum XXVII Public Hearing was held in East Setauket on Thursday, January 7 at 6PM It was poorly attended. Addendum is available at www.ASMFC.org Written public comment can still be submitted until Thursday, January 21, 2016: By email: [email protected] with Draft Add. XXVII as subject Or mail: Kirby Rootes-Murdy, FMP Coordinator 1050 N. Highland Street, Suite 200 A-N

Arlington, VA 22201 Or fax: (703) 842-0741 Board Initiated Draft Addendum Board Approval of Draft Addendum for Public Comment Public Comment Board Considers Final Addendum October 2015 December 2015 Dec-Jan 2016 February 2016

Draft Addendum XXVII for Public Comment (Summer Flounder) 5 Summer Flounder 2015 - 2018 Note the declining catch limits Assessment update for Summer Flounder will be completed for ~July 2016 ???? 6 Recreational Summer Flounder (continued) The RHL for 2016 is ~27% lower than it was in 2015. Every state except for NY and VA harvested a

lot less fluke in 2015 than was expected. Especially NJ! (~41% of 2014) Regulations didnt change No regulatory reduction is required for 2016 7 STATE 2014 HARVEST 2015 HARVEST through Wave 5 2016 ALLOCATIONS (in fish) (in fish) (in fish) MA 112,840 77,899 103,868 RI 184,668

158,185 107,645 CT 119,502 89,440 69,875 NY 509,131 507,383 332,376 NJ 1,175,383 485,170 738,404 DE 93,029 49,018

58,544 MD 79,513 37,031 56,655 VA 139,431 158,650 315,380 NC 45,708 39,204 105,756 Option 2: Adaptive Regional Management States implement same bag & size limit*

management measures within region Seasons may vary within region Proposed measures would be similar to previous years regulation Not intended to implement state allocations & not intended to set a precedent for state allocations. TC would develop regional measures Board review & approve Option 2A: Adaptive Regional Management Status Quo STATE MASSACHUSETTS RHODE ISLAND CONNECTICUT NEW YORK NEW JERSEY

DELAWARE MARYLAND VIRGINIA NORTH CAROLINA Example Example Example Season Size Limit Possession Limit (number of days) 16" 5 132 18" 8 245 18" 5

128 18" 5 128 18" 5 128 16" 4 365 16" 4 365 16" 4 365 15"

6 365 Regional Option 2B: New Jersey Delaware Bay Region STATE MASSACHUSETTS RHODE ISLAND CONNECTICUT NEW YORK NEW JERSEY* NEW JERSEY/ DELAWARE BAY COLREGS** DELAWARE MARYLAND VIRGINIA NORTH CAROLINA

Example Size Limit 16" 18" 18" 18" 18" Example Example Season Possession Limit (number of days) 5 132 8 245 5

128 5 128 5 128 17" 4 128 16" 16" 16" 15"

4 4 4 6 365 365 365 365 11 Decision 1 (Under Adaptive Regional Man.) Status Quo Or Allow special regulations for NJ Delaware Bay ONLY

Proposed Management Timeframe: Summer Flounder (Decision 2) Option 1: No extension (2016 only) Option 2: One year (thru 2017) Option 3: Two year (thru 2018) Option 4: no sunset Summer Flounder Regional Management Options Option 2: Adaptive Regional Management (page 9) Regional Management Option 2A: (Regional Approach used in 2014 and

2015; MA, RI, CT-NJ, DEVA, NC) Set Time Frame Regional Management Option 2B: New JerseyDelaware Bay Proposed Region(MA,RI, CT-NY, NJ, DEVA, NC) 2 Set Time Frame Draft Addendum XXVII for Public Comment (Black Sea Bass) 15

NOTES on Black Sea Bass 2015 RHL was 2.33 million pounds 2015 Estimated harvest will be 3.6 million pounds 2016 RHL is 2.82 million pounds ~25% reduction will be required (the exact number is subject to change, Wave 6 estimates are not available until mid February) 97% of harvest occurs from MA to NJ Proposed Management Program: Black Sea Bass Option 2: Ad Hoc Regional Measures Two Regions : Northern Region (MA-NJ) Southern Region (DE-NC) Proposed Management Timeframe: Black Sea Bass

(Decision 3) Option 1: No extension Option 2: One year Option 3: Two year Option 4: no sunset 18 Recreational Black Sea Bass (continued) A memo was made available to MRAC councilors: Preliminary options

Get conversation started Available on MRAC website https://you.stonybrook.edu/mrac/meetings/ Wave 6 data available Mid-February Final reduction will be known Armed w/ constituent input, we can hone in on final options 19 APAIS conduct by NYS Access Point Angler Intercept Survey This is the catch sampling portion of MRIP

Procedures will not change very much NYSDEC BMR will have: Direct oversight of field samplers Immediate review of fishing sites visited Success still depends on YOUR COOPERATION More catch samples larger estimates Effort Survey is the other part of the equation Changing to a mail based survey (from phone) in next few years

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