Next NYSDEC MRAC meeting is tentatively scheduled for Jan. 22nd. No time or agenda posted yet. If you want Sea Bass open for the month of Feb, as was approved by the ASMFC, you MUST be at this meeting to let the DEC know.
There may be some issues as I was told, with information being readily available for the upcoming meetings due to the non-essential federal workers, aka NOAA, being shut down. Of course this state will have the meeting, and the dog and pony show will be typical, Mr. Gilmore stating "no changes" ....and leave it at that.
I will have updates on my page as I get them. Remember, we need your voice. Even though I anticipate sailing ZERO trips for Black Sea Bass in February due to weather, and distance offshore, I will be there putting pressure on the DEC to fight for your right as a recreational angler to fish, and as a for hire business to make a living. I ask you to join me, and if you haven't already done so, please join and support the NY RFHFA !!!
Executive Director, NY RFHFA