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.

The July 10th Meeting has been CANCELLED!

Below are the dates of the regularly-scheduled meetings of the Marine Resources Advisory Council in Calendar 2018:

  • Tuesday, January 23rd at 2:00 p.m. at the DEC Offices, 205 Belle Mead Road
  • March 6th – 2:00 p.m. NYSDEC Offices
  • April 17th – 2:00 p.m. NYSDEC Offices  CANCELLED!
  • May 8th – 2:00 p.m. NYSDEC Offices
  • July 10th – 6:30 p.m. School of Marine & Atmospheric Sciences, Stony Brook University – Endeavour Hall 120 CANCELLED!
  • MONDAY September 24th – 2:00 p.m. NYSDEC Offices day/date changed to accommodate MRIP presentation
  • November 13th – 2:00 p.m. NYSDEC Offices

November 13, 2018 Meeting Agenda

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

  • Announcements
  • Public Comment
  • Approval of September 24, 2018 Minutes
  • Commercial license renewals for 2019
  • General updates for upcoming meetings/actions regarding multiple species (MAFMC and ASMFC)
  • Updates for Summer Flounder and Black Sea Bass
  • Discussion regarding email/mail NYSDEC notifications
  • Council meeting calendar for 2019

September 24, 2018 Meeting Agenda

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

AGENDA

  • Public Comment on non-agenda items
  • Announcements
  • Approval of Minutes from May 8, 2018 (2:00 p.m. meeting and 5:00 p.m. meeting)
  • Presentation by David Baard, NOAA Affiliate – MRIP Data
  • Updates:
    • Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council August meeting
    • Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission August meeting

2018-07-10 MRAC Meeting CANCELLED!

The focal point of the Tuesday July 10th meeting was going to be centered around the MRIP data​, which is unfortunately not yet available. Jim and Mike thought it best to cancel this month’s meeting. The MRIP discussion will pick up at the September meeting.

Please remember the day and date were changed to accommodate the representative from MRIP.  The day/date is Monday, September 24th – 2:00 p.m. at the DEC Offices.

Best wishes for an enjoyable summer.  Be safe!

Happy Fishing-
Kim

May 8, 2018 Meeting Agenda

The next ​​Marine Resources Advisory Council meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, May 8th. Since the Legislative Review meeting was cancelled because of the Governor’s Press Announcement, the ​B​ills that were to be discussed has been added to May’s meeting.

The meeting will take place in 2 parts and at the ​NYS​DEC Offices – 205 Belle Mead Road​, East Setauket​

Part 1 – ​​2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.- Legislative Review (Bills noted below and I have attached copies as well)

​Dinner break​

Part 2 – ​​5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Agenda

  • Black Sea Bass Update
  • Updates from the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission meeting
  • Update on Sharks/Squid/Cod Proposed Rules
  • New Terrapin Excluder Device requirements and affects
  • Marine Registry Permits (Actual printed copy vs. screen shot on phone) Clarification as to what is accepted

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Departmental Bills for:

  • American Lobster
  • Atlantic and Shortnose sturgeon
  • Atlantic cod
  • Black Sea Bass
  • Scup
  • Sharks
  • Squid
  • Summer flounder
  • Winter flounder

Bills under review:
#S1153 – Proposing an amendment to the Constitution, in relation to the right to hunt, trap and fish (in ​C​ommittee)
#S2602 – An Act to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to prohibiting the disposal of dredged spoils containing toxic pollutants into the waters of the marine district (on floor calendar)
#S3003 – An Act to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to party and charter boat licenses (passed Senate not Assembly)
#S3197 – An Act in relation to directing the state attorney general to bring any and all legal actions against the National Marine Fisheries Services or any other federal or interstate agency challenging existing inequitable fishing quotas that discriminate against New York state commercial fishermen (on floor calendar)
#​A3262 – An Act to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to allowing fishing guides and individuals holding a party or charter boat license to issue certain licenses (in ​C​ommittee)
#S3820 – – A – An Act to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to establishing a commercial fisheries accessibility task force and providing for its powers and duties; and providing for the repeal of such provisions upon expiration thereof (in ​C​ommittee)
​#S4820 – An Act to amend the tax law, in relation to exempting fuel used in vessels used directly and predominantly in a business providing sport fishing opportunities for hire to the general public from the tax on petroleum businesses and from sales and compensating use taxes (in Committee)
#S5747 – A – An Act to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to commercial fishing licenses (signed by Governor)
#S6534 – An Act to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to the management of certain marine species by order, crab permits, and whelk sales (in ​
C​committee)
​#S7996 – An Act to amend the environmental​ conservation law, in relation to extending the authority of the department of environmental conservation to manage American lobster; and to amend chapter 305 of the laws of 2013 amending the environmental conservation law, relating to the management of American lobster, in relation to the effectiveness thereof (in Committee)
​#S4817 – A6312 – An Act to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to recreational and commercial spearfishing in New York’s marine and ​coastal waters

March 6, 2018 Meeting Agenda

  • Public Comment
  • Approval of Minutes – January 23, 2018
  • Update on black sea bass, summer flounder, scup and tautog
  • NY Commercial Quota Distribution
  • For-hire compliance​

January 23rd, 2018 Meeting Agenda

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

  • Public comment
  • Approval of Minutes – November 8, 2017
  • NY Commercial Quota Distribution
  • Updates – Summer Flounder, Scup, Black Sea Bass
  • Tautog Management
  • Update – Licensing Issue
  • 2018 Meeting Schedule

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

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