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Doug Grout, NHFG: (603) 868-1095
Tina Berger, ASMFC: 703-842-0740
Jane Vachon: (603) 271-3211
February 5, 2013

ASMFC Northern Shrimp Section Schedules Conference Call for February 7, 2013

Additional Landing Days for Trawl Fishery to Be Considered

DURHAM, N.H. -- The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission’s Northern Shrimp Section will meet via conference call on Thursday, February 7, 2013, at 4 p.m. to review available landings information and consider adding landing day(s) to the fishery in order to provide trawl fishermen with greater flexibility and access to the resource. 
Landings have been low since the start of the northern shrimp trawl season, which began on January 22, and has been limited to landing on Mondays and Wednesdays only. The trap fishery began on February 5, with the ability to land on every day but Sunday.

The public is welcome to listen in on the discussion by phone (888.394.8197; passcode 815277) and view the webinar using the following link (

Time permitting, there will be a limited opportunity to provide comments at the end of the agenda. The Section Chair will provide additional information on the procedures for accepting public comment at the beginning of the conference call. The public and other nonparticipating attendees are asked to please mute their phones in order to minimize distractions to the Sections deliberations.

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