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.
Below are the dates of the regularly-scheduled meetings of the Marine Resources Advisory Council in Calendar 2019:
- January 22nd
- March 26th *
- April 16th CANCELLED due to a lack of a quorum.
- May 21st
- July 23rd Stony Brook University – Charles B. Wang Center from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
- September 17th
- November 19th
All meetings will take place at the DEC Offices, 205 Belle Mead Road, East Setauket at 2:00 p.m. unless otherwise noted. It is best to check the MRAC web page prior to a meeting for any possible changes and the agenda.
- Public Comment
- Approval of July 12, 2016 Minutes
- Update on Summer Flounder, Black Sea Bass and Bluefish
- ASMFC & MAFMC multi-year specifications
- Observer Program overview
- Discussion on Striped Bass commercial season opening date
- Update on Stripd Bass license/permit sub-committee
Approval of May 10, 2016 Minutes
Black Sea Bass
- Implemented recreational measures for 2016
- Commercial quota management
- Potential Federal changes to Black Sea Bass management for 2016
- Potential Federal changes to Bluefish management for 2016
AGENDA – May 10, 2016
- New DEC Marine Division
- Public Comments
- Approval of January 19, 2016 & March 23, 2016’s meeting Minutes
- Presentation by SUNY Farmingdale – “Leveraging Long Island’s Coastal Heritage for the Future.”
- ASMFC updates
- Legislative Review – bills being addressed listed below
S07186: Proposing an amendment to article 1 of the constitution, in relation to validating certain grants of land and charters made by the king of Great Britain before October 14, 1775 and giving the legislature the authority to enact laws to implement this section
S05112: AN ACT to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to blackfish or tautog
S07261: AN ACT to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to extending the authority of the department of environmental conservation to manage alewife
S07266: AN ACT to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to extending the authority of the department of environmental conservation to manage the American shad
A07507: AN ACT to amend the economic development law, in relation to the establishment of a state small business commercial fishing industry advocate and the creation of a small business commercial fishing economic development program to promote small businesses in the state’s commercial fishing industry.
A04410: AN ACT to amend the environmental conservation law and the agriculture and markets law, in relation to the regulation of aquaculture; to amend the environmental conservation law and the state finance law, in relation to making technical changes thereto; and to repeal certain provisions of the environmental conservation law relating to the regulation of aquaculture
A07461: AN ACT to amend the agriculture and markets law, in relation to labeling requirements for fish wholesalers
H.R.3070: A BILL to clarify that for purposes of all Federal laws governing marine fisheries management, the landward boundary of the exclusive economic zone between areas south of Montauk, New York, and Point Judith, Rhode Island and for other purposes.
Please note this meeting will be held at the DEC offices, 205 Belle Mead Road, East Setauket at 2:00 p.m.
- Approval of Minutes from January and March Council meetings
- Public Comment (non-agenda items)
- Marine Resources-related Legislation Review (attachment below)
- Review of Options for 2016 Black Sea Bass Recreational Measures and Selection of Preferred Option
- Discussion of H.R. 3070, Bill by NY Rep. Zeldin to allow fishing for striped bass in a portion of the EEZ off NY
- Annual report to the commissioner
- Approval of January 2016’s meeting Minutes
- Update from joint ASMFC/MAFMC December meeting on Summer Flounder, Scup and Black Sea Bass
- APAIS – Presentation on DEC taking over survey from NMFS
- Striped Bass – review of MRAC’s recommendations for permit transfers
- MRAC – Annual Report to the Commissioner
- Updates – BRIEF updates will be given on Jonah crab, American eel, Atlantic menhaden, the omnibus regulation process and Sandy Fishery Disaster Funds
- 2016 meeting schedule
Black Sea Bass memo
Marine Resources Advisory Council
Tuesday, July 14, 2015
205 Belle Meade Road, East Setauket
1. Introduction of new Chairman, Dr. Michael Frisk
2. Public Comment period (non-agenda items only)
3. Approval, draft minutes, May 21, 2015 Council meeting (closed session)
- DEC presentation on proposed omnibus regulation for whelk, Asian horseshoe crabs and terrapin escape vents
5. Fisheries updates
- winter flounder
- black sea bass
- Hurricane Sandy disaster aid
- recent fish kills
Note regarding May 19th Meeting: The Council will be meeting, however, it will be a closed door session to discuss possible changes to procedures, venue, and the Chairmanship. The next regularly scheduled meeting including the public will take place on July 14th at 7:00 p.m. at the DEC offices located at 205 Belle Meade Road, East Setauket .
PLEASE NOTE THAT THE NOVEMBER 17TH MEETING HAS BEEN CANCELLED
Below are the dates of the regularly-scheduled meetings of the Marine Resources Advisory Council in Calendar 2015:
- January 13
- March 10 | Winter Flounder Regulations
May 19th – see note above
November 17th – 6:00 p.m. – Stony Brook University in Endeavour Hall Room 120(Driving directions below)
Directions: 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. The meeting will take place in 120 Endeavour Hall.