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:
10 January, 1900 HRS, Salmon Troller's Hall, 19292 South Harbor Drive, Fort Bragg, CA.
11 January, 1900 HRS, Community Center Auditorium, 1001 Kennedy Way, Morro Bay, CA.
12 January, 1900 HRS, Dept. of Fish & Game, 4665 Lampson Ave., Suite C, Los Alamitos, CA.
25 January, 1800 HRS, Ocasta High School, 2580 Montesano Street South, Westport, WA.