Next Committee Meeting
NEFMC Members David Preble (Chair) Doug Grout (Vice-Chair) Mark Alexander Terry Alexander Vincent Balzano Mark Gibson Mary Beth Tooley
Matthew McKenzie Lou Chiarella, NMFS MAFMC Member G. Warren Elliott
Habitat Advisory Panel
Richard Bellavance, Jr., No. Kingstown, RI Ben Martens, Topsham, ME Gib Brogan, Wayland, MA Christopher McGuire, Falmouth, MA Bud Brown, Georgetown, ME Maggie Raymond, So. Berwick, ME Beth Casoni, Marshfield, MA Ron Smolowitz, E. Falmouth, MA Gregory Cunningham, Portland, ME /Edward Snell, Buxton, ME Ben Cowie-Haskell, Scituate, MA Dave Wallace (Chair), Cambridge, MD Corrine Endres, Westport, MA John Williamson, Kennebunk, ME
Habitat EFH OA2 Public Information meetings
- July 9 – Cape May, NJ (Congress Hall, 200 Congress Pl.) 5:30 - 8:30 p.m.
- July 10 – Norfolk, VA (Courtyard by Marriott, 520 Plume St.) 5:30 - 8:30 p.m.
- July 16 – Rockland, ME (Maine Lighthouse Museum, One Park Dr.) 5:30 - 8:30 p.m.
- July 17 – Portsmouth, NH (Hilton Garden Inn, 100 High St.) 5:30 - 8:30 p.m.
- July 22 – New Bedford, MA (Fairfield Inn and Suites, 185 MacArthur Dr.) 5:30 - 8:30 p.m.
- July 23 – Gloucester, MA (Gloucester House Restaurant, 63 Rogers St.) 5:30 - 8:30 p.m.
- July 24 – Narragansett, RI (Superior Trawl, 55 State St. ) 5:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Please note: These are not public hearings. They are purely informational meetings for the
benefit of the fishing community. The meetings willnot be recorded or document for public review.
Omnibus Essential Fish Habitat Amendment 2 Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS)
Please note this is a draft document that has been submitted to NOAA Fisheries for review and is subject to change. Once the agency’s review is complete, it will publish a formal Notice of Availability (NOA) in the Federal Register. In addition to announcing the issuance and public availability of the accepted draft EIS, the NOA will provide the details about the formal public comment period.
Volume I - Executive summary, Background and purpose, and Description of the affected environment (low resolution reduced size version)
Volume II - EFH and HAPC Designation Alternatives and Environmental Impacts (low resolution reduced size version)
Volume III - Spatial management alternatives Environmental Impacts of Spatial Management Alternatives (low resolution reduced size version)
Volume IV - Cumulative effects, compliance with applicable law and references
Volume V - Appendices
Appendix A - EFH designation methodologies
Appendix B - EFH supplementary tables, prey species information, and spawning information
Appendix C - EFH designation map representations as approved in June 2007, with corrections
Appendix D - The Swept Area Seabed Impact (SASI) approach: a tool for analyzing the effects of fishing on Essential Fish Habitat
Appendix E - Synopsis of Closed Area Technical Team analysis of juvenile groundfish habitats and groundfish spawning areas
Appendix F - Modeling juvenile Atlantic cod and yellowtail flounder abundance on Georges Bank and in the Gulf of Maine using 2-stage generalized additive models
Appendix G - Nonfishing impacts to Essential Fish Habitat
February 25-16, 2014 Council Meeting
Committee, PDT and Council Meeting Information
Meetings held in 2014
Meetings held in 2013
Meetings held in 2012
Meetings held in 2011
Meetings held in 2010
Habitat Amendment Informational Meetings, August 2013
Informational Meeting Summary
Informational package for Habitat/Groundfish Interviews – Aug 6-12, 2013
Presentation given at Maine Fisherman's Forum - March 2012
June 2012 Draft EFH and HAPC Management Alternatives
Development of Adverse Effects Minimization Options and Alternatives Presentation
Federal Register Notices and Public Comment
Swept Area Seabed Impact Information
Summary of Swept Area Seabed Impact (SASI) Model
SASI Peer Review Report
Essential Fish Habitat Designations
General Information about EFH designations
Original Omnibus Amendment (1998)
NMFS EFH Webpage
Final rule to the (EFH) provisions of the Magnuson-Stevens Act
Omnibus Deep-Sea Coral AmendmentDraft and Final Documents
June 2012 Draft Deep-sea Coral Management Alternatives
Development of Deep-sea Coral Managment Alternatives Presentation
Memorandum of Understanding with MAFMC and SAFMC
Background Information about deep-sea corals and their habitats
NOAA Deep-Sea Coral Management and Research
2012 Deep Sea Research and Technology Program Report to Congress
2010 Deep Sea Coral Discretionary Provision Guidance
2010 NOAA Strategic Plan for Deep-Sea Coral and Sponge Ecosystems
Comment Letters on offshore wind and other projectsNEFMC Letters of comment on Marine Spatial Planning Issues
BOEM/offshore wind informtion
Marine Protected Areas InformationNEFMC Marine Protected Areas Policy
NEFMC Marine Protected Areas Workshop Report