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NJ SMZ Request Successful with the MAFMC!

Discussion in 'Artificial Reefs' started by njdiver1, Dec 13, 2016.

  1. njdiver1

    njdiver1 Barracuda

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    Yesterday by an 11 to 7 vote, the MAFMC will now pass on NJ's request for SMZ status on their EEZ reefs to NMFS for either a proposed rule with public comment or a written reason why not.
     
  2. Remy B.

    Remy B. Manta Ray

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    And everybody understood does acronyms.

    Hv a Nc day & Sf Dvg
     
  3. njdiver1

    njdiver1 Barracuda

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    SMZ = Special Management Zone

    MAFMC = Mid Atlantic Fisheries Management Council

    EEZ = Exclusive Economic Zone

    NMFS = National Marine Fisheries Service
     
  4. Remy B.

    Remy B. Manta Ray

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    so you as well don't know what EEZ and NMFS means
     
  5. njdiver1

    njdiver1 Barracuda

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    You obviously can use your IP (Internet Provision) to find this forum. Try using it to define an acronym or Governmental term.
     
    Last edited: Feb 11, 2017
  6. lowviz

    lowviz Solo Diver ScubaBoard Supporter

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    This looks like a really big deal to me. I understand that you're known here as "just putting it out there for info without comment" and I applaud that. Please continue.

    So, no fixed traps/pots on the designated reefs. *Yay*

    I'm still confused as to any form of commercial take.
     
  7. njdiver1

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    Commercial fishing is still allowed. Just no fixed gear such as pots or anchored nets.
     
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