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The next MRAC meeting will be held via webinar on Tuesday July 14th, 2020 at 6:00pm. The NYS DEC has also posted information about the meeting on their website.

The agenda for Tuesday’s meeting is below and the instructions for joining the meeting are below the agenda.  Please reach out to me if you have any questions.    I will refer all technical questions to Stephanie Rekeymeyer who so kindly put the webinar together.


  • CARES Act
  • Bluefish management
  • Illex Squid management
  • Marine Permit office operating procedures for next 6-12 months
  • Circle hook requirement (January 1st 2021)
  • Approval of meeting Minutes

Instructions to join the virtual meeting:

  • Click on the link: July 2020 MRAC Meeting
  • Enter your name and email address
  • If required, enter meeting password MRACJul20
  • Click “Join”

Only participants that join the meeting through the link above will be able to make verbal comments during the virtual meeting.

All attendees will be muted upon entry. During the questions and comments portion of the meeting, attendees will be asked to use the ‘raise hand’ function to be unmuted in order to make their comments. If you are interested in making a public comment during the meeting, please notify by close of business on Monday, July 13.

Alternatively, attendees may also listen to the webinar by calling 518-549-0500 and entering meeting Access Code 161 939 0138. Participants that call-in will not be able to make verbal comments during the webinar. Please email all questions and comments to to be included in the meeting minutes.