Friday, September 7, 2012
NOAA Fisheries Service Individual Fishing Quota Program Administrative Changes Public Workshops
NOAA Fisheries Service will hold public workshops to discuss administrative changes to the Individual Fishing Quota (IFQ) program. Topics will include modifications to landing transaction and landing notification requirements, price reporting, offloading requirements, and other administrative procedures. Price reporting problems associated with submission of ex-vessel, share, and allocation price data are hindering NOAA Fisheries from fully evaluating the economic effects of the IFQ program. NOAA Fisheries is seeking input from fishermen, dealers, and other constituents on ways to improve price reporting.
NOAA Fisheries is also seeking input on procedural changes to landing notifications, landing transactions, offloading requirements, and other measures intended to enhance IFQ enforcement. Constituents are asked to provide recommendations for consideration at the workshops, by e-mail to SER-IFQ.Support@noaa.gov
, or by calling IFQ
Customer Service. Any proposed regulatory changes will be published at a later date by NOAA Fisheries in the
Federal Register for further public comment and input. Please contact IFQ Support if you have any questions.
Workshops will be held at the following locations:
Wednesday, September 5 at 6 p.m.
5002 Seawall Boulevard
Tuesday, September 18 at 6 p.m.
City of Madeira Beach
300 Municipal Drive
Madeira Beach, Florida
Wednesday, September 19 at 6 p.m.
905 East 23
Panama City, Florida