A Federal Consistency Determination has been submitted to the Delaware Coastal Management Program for the following: NMFS American Lobster Management Modification (2022.0035)
The National Marine Fisheries Service is proposing to implement changes to the American lobster fishery in Federal waters of the U.S. Exclusive Economic Zone. Measures include mandatory harvester reporting for all Federal lobster permit holders, a trap cap reduction for Area 3 (the offshore Georges Bank and Southern New England Areas), and ownership caps for Area 2 (south of Massachusetts and Rhode Island) and Area 3 permit holders.
Comments concerning this Federal Consistency Determination will be accepted for 20 days from the date of this notice. Comments may be sent to: Delaware Coastal Programs, Ms. Kimberly Cole, Administrator, 100 W. Water Street, Suite 7B, Dover, DE, 19904, or electronically to DNREC_DCP_PublicComment@delaware.gov. For additional information please call (302) 739-9283.