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(7 Del.C., §§901(c) & (d); 903(e)(2)a)
The recent population assessment of Atlantic menhaden (Brevoortia tyrannus) showed a decline in population abundance and low recruitment rates. Estimates of fishing mortality show that overfishing is occurring and, in response, the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC) adopted Amendment 2 to the Interstate Fisheries Management Plan for Atlantic Menhaden. Amendment 2 is designed to minimize the chance of a population decline due to overfishing; reduce the risk of recruitment failure; reduce impacts to species which are ecologically dependent on Atlantic menhaden; and minimize adverse effects on participants in the fishery.
7 Del.C. §901 (c) & (d); §903 (e)(2)a
The hearing record on the inclusion of a new 3588 Atlantic Menhaden to the Tidal Finfish Regulations (7 DE Admin. Code 3500) will be open September 1, 2013. Individuals may submit written comments regarding the proposed changes via e-mail to or via the USPS to Lisa Vest, Hearing Officer, DNREC, 89 Kings Highway, Dover, DE 19901 (302) 739-9042. A public hearing on the proposed amendment will be held on September 30, 2013 beginning at 6:30 pm in the DNREC Auditorium, located at the Richardson & Robbins Building, 89 Kings Highway, Dover, DE 19901.
Stewart Michels (302) 739-9914
Last Updated: December 31 1969 19:00:00.
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