Public Hearing Set for Proposed Update
to Shad and River Herring Management Plan
|June 25, 2008
| Harrisburg, PA – The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries
Commission (ASMFC) has scheduled a public hearing on July 1
at 6 p.m. at the Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission (PFBC)
headquarters in Harrisburg to provide an update on the
Interstate Fishery Management Plan for shad and river
herring and to seek public comment on how the plan should be
Interested citizens are encouraged to attend and provide
public comments. Comments will be used to develop a draft
amendment to the plan, which will then be available for the
public to review. The ASMFC is hosting the meeting, but PFBC
staff will be on hand to answer state-specific questions.
Federal and state fisheries scientists are developing an
update to the plan following a 2007 stock assessment which
indicated that American shad are at all-time lows and do not
appear to be recovering. A public information document is
available on the ASMFC website at
under Breaking News. The document provides a broad overview
of the factors affecting American shad.
The PFBC headquarters is located at 1601 Elmerton Avenue,
Harrisburg, near the state Farm Show complex.
CONTACT: Tina Berger, ASMFC, (202) 289-6400, email@example.com