The NYS DEC Public Participation Specialist Tom Panzone has contacted me this morning to pass along (to those interested) about tonight's meeting in FREEPORT, and further information on the upcoming meetings with fishery consultant George LaPointe:
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This week kicks-off a series of meetings DEC is holding across the State’s Marine and Coastal District to gather feedback from key stakeholders about the current commercial #fishing licensing systems and to assist us in reviewing and revising the program. These meetings offer an opportunity for the commercial fishing industry to ask questions and provide insights on the current licensing system, information that will help us improve it.
The next meeting will be held tonight,
Wednesday, August 1, 2018, 6:30 PM:
located at 202 Woodcleft Avenue,
Freeport, New York 11520
Last meeting this week:
Thursday, August 2, 2018, 6:00 PM:
Southampton Town Hall (first floor),
located at 116 Hampton Road, Southampton,
New York 11968
Monday, August 20, 2019, 6:00 PM: Staten Island Borough Hall
10 Richmond Terrace
Staten Island, New York 10301
Tuesday, August 21, 2018, 6:00 PM: Suffolk County Marine Environmental Learning Center
3690 Cedar Beach Road
Southold, New York 11971
The event will take place on City Island, which is a boating community.
Wednesday, August 22nd: City Island Community Center (City Island)
City Island Nautical Museum
190 Fordham Street
Bronx, New York 10464
For more information and meeting dates, visit Commercial Licensing Assessment Review: //on.ny.gov/2O9VEVj
By the way since I was asked on why the meetings have been set up on these dates is with George LaPointe who is a resident of the State of Maine, and drives down to New York to moderate a group of meetings during a week. He saw first hand on how bad New York traffic is on a daily basis when he arrived at the Kingsboro meeting a few days ago.
Don't miss out!