You will notice that there are a number of regulatory issues on the agenda, and one wonders how the following 'Bills' meeting will play out for the MRAC advisors who have to sit through what could be a few hours of questions and hopefully reasonable answers before the bills meeting.
As we here of any further information on the upcoming MRAC meeting, it will be passed along here on the NY RFHFA page.
In closing, you will also see a discussion 'UPDATE' on the Striped Bass issue which is slowing working its way through the Commission and more so the technical committee, and I would highly recommend to hold off on the fireworks until sometime after the Commission meeting in August.
· Public Comment
· Approval of Minutes for March 26, 2019 meeting
· Brief update on Commercial Licensing Review (George LaPointe Report)
· ASMFC, MAFMC and Species Updates
o Striped Bass (note: information only, we do not foresee decisions or votes will be made)
§ ASMFC discussions/actions
o Jonah Crab
§ Status of rule making
o Summer Flounder
§ ASMFC vote on commercial Summer Flounder issues amendment (re-allocation)
§ Commercial Fluke winter period multi-state limits program
§ Recreational rule change
§ Weekly Scup program update
· Update on Striped Bass PCB study
· Legislative review 2019 on Assembly and Senate bills (postponed from April)