Meetings

All regularly scheduled meetings of the Council are held on Tuesdays at 2:00pm at the office of the Bureau of Marine Resources, NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, 205 Belle Meade Road, East Setauket, NY. Any change in meeting dates, times or location will be posted on this Web Page. Those planning to attend a Council meeting are encouraged to check this Web Page beforehand for any such changes.

November’s meeting has been changed from Tuesday, November 14th to Wednesday, November 8th.  Please note that this is a Wednesday.  The meeting will still take place at the DEC Offices – 205 Belle Mead Road, East Setauket at 2:00 p.m. 

 

Below are the dates of the regularly-scheduled meetings of the Marine Resources Advisory Council in Calendar 2017:

  • ​January 17th
  • March 21st at 2:00 p.m. at the DEC offices, 205 Belle Mead Road
  • April 18th at 11:00 a.m. at the DEC Offices, 205 Belle Mead Road
  • May 16th
  • July 18th at 6:00 p.m. at the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences, Stony Brook University, Endeavour Hall, room 120
  • September 12th at 2:00 p.m. at the DEC offices, 205 Belle Mead Road
  • WEDNESDAY November 8th at 2:00 p.m. at the DEC offices, 205 Belle Mead Road – PLEASE NOTE THE DATE CHANGE!

WEDNESDAY, November 8, 2017​ Meeting Agenda

​Agenda – WEDNESDAY, November 8, 2017​

  • Updates ASMFC and MAFMC:
    1. ASMFC Tautog Amendment 1
    2. Black Sea Bass Recreational fishery in Wave 1
    3. American Lobster
  • Commercial striped bass harvest size limit
  • Safe Harbor Issue
  • Commercial Licensing Meeting
  • MRIP Wave 4 harvest estimates
  • For Hire Non-Compliance
  • Jonah Crab Management
  • Shark/Cod/Squid Management

September 12, 2017 Meeting Agenda

When: Tuesday, September 12, 2017
When: 2:00 p.m.
Where: NYSDEC Offices, 205 Belle Mead Road, East Setauket

  • Public Comment on non-agenda items
  • Approval of July 18, 2017 meeting Minutes
  • Updates
    • Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council August Meeting
    • Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission August Meeting
    • Tautog – Amendment 1 to the Fishery Management Plan
    • New Jersey non-compliance issue

July 18, 2017 Meeting Agenda

When: Tuesday, July 18, 2017
When: 6:00 p.m.
Where: School of Marine & Atmospheric Sciences, Stony Brook University  Endeavour Hall, room 120

Long Island Expressway (LIE, I-495) to exit 62 (Nicolls Road/County Route 97). North on Nicolls Road for about 9 miles, crossing Route 347 to 2nd traffic light north of 347. Make a left at light (South Entrance) onto South Drive. At the next light, make a right turn onto Marburger Drive. Less than 500’ turn right into Marine Sciences entrance, and immediately bear right. Follow the road to the School of Marine & Atmospheric Sciences and Endeavour Hall. You can park your car in the lot between Discovery & Endeavour Halls.

  • Public Comment
  • Approval of Draft Minutes from May 16, 2017
  • Artificial Reef Program
  • Tautog – Amendment 1

May 16th, 2017 Meeting Agenda

NYSDEC Offices, 205 Belle Mead Road, East Setauket

Tentative Agenda

Public Comment on non-agenda items

Approval of Minutes from April 18, 2017

  • 11:00AM
  • 1:15PM
  • 2:00PM

Updates from May’s ASMFC meeting:

  • Black Sea Bass
  • Summer Flounder
  • Striped Bass
  • Atlantic menhaden
  • Tautog
  • Scup
  • American lobster

Jonah Crab management

Brief update on Northern Puffer

April 18th, 2017 Meeting Agenda

NYSDEC Offices, 205 Belle Mead Road, East Setauket

11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.  Open meeting – Due to the cancellation of March’s meeting we will give an update on Tautog, Black Sea Bass and Summer Flounder.

12:30 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. Break for lunch

1:15 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Closed session for Councilors only.  We will be going over voting procedures (quorum requirements), Council vacancies and attendance expectations.

2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.  Open meeting consisting of Legislative Review (current and pending Legislation).

March 21, 2017 MEETING CANCELLED!

2:00PM NYSDEC Offices, 205 Belle Mead Road, East Setauket

  • Public Comment on non-agenda items
  • Approval of November 15, 2016 and January 17, 2017 Minutes
  • Updates:
    • Tautog
      • Recreational Management Measures
      • Status of spring season
      • Amendment 1 to the Fishery Management Plan
    • Black Sea Bass
      • Recreational management measures
    • Summer Flounder
      • Recreational management measure
  • Discussion on potential agenda topics for the April Meeting:
    • MRAC procedures

 

Agenda 3-21-17 PDF

January 17, 2017 Meeting Agenda

2:00PM

NYSDEC Offices, 205 Belle Mead Road, East Setauket, NY

AGENDA

  • Public comment on non-agenda items
  • Approval of November’s minutes
  • Updates on Black Sea Bass management
  • Updates on Summer Flounder management
  • Presentation by Greg Matzat from NYSERDA – “New York Offshore Wind”
  • Other Business

November 15, 2016 Meeting Agenda

 

  1. Public comment on non-agenda items
  2. Approval of September’s minutes
  3. Presentation from Dr. Maya L. Groner (VIMS) titled “Managing marine diseases despite large knowledge gaps: A case study of epizootic shell disease in the American Lobster”
  4. Updates:
    • Summer Flounder and Black Sea Bass
    • Menhaden
    • American Lobster
    • Blackfish
  5. Update on Amendment 1
  6. 2017 Harvest limits
  7. Northern Puffer
  8. 2017 Meeting Calendar

September 13, 2016 Meeting Agenda

  1. Public Comment
  2. Approval of July 12, 2016 Minutes
  3. Update on Summer Flounder, Black Sea Bass and Bluefish
    1. ASMFC & MAFMC multi-year specifications
  4. Observer Program overview
  5. Discussion on Striped Bass commercial season opening date
  6. Update on Stripd Bass license/permit sub-committee

MRAC Agenda – July 12, 2016

Agenda

Approval of May 10, 2016 Minutes

Public Comments

Black Sea Bass

  • Implemented recreational measures for 2016
  • Commercial quota management
  • Potential Federal changes to Black Sea Bass management for 2016

Bluefish

  • Potential Federal changes to Bluefish management for 2016
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