NMFS schedules sessions on VMS coverage for pacific coast fishing vessel



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Posted by on January 14, 2005 at 16:48:52:

NMFS SCHEDULES PUBLIC INFORMATION SESSIONS ON VMS COVERAGE FOR PACIFIC COAST FISHING VESSELS: The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) will be holding a series of informational hearings on proposals to extend vessel monitoring systems (VMS) currently in place for groundfish limited entry vessels (trawl, longline) to all fishing boats that may take groundfish (see Sublegals, 10:19/08). Meetings have been set for the following times and locations:


PCFFA has requested one additional meeting for California in a convenient venue, recommending the Commercial Fishermen's Gear Swap Meet, set for 5 March his year at Shed A, Pier 45 in San Francisco. For more information about the proposal, go to: www.pcouncil.org/events.2005/vmshrgs05.html, or contact Becky Rencko at: (206) 526-6110 or by e-mail: becky.renko@noaa.gov.



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