Posted on May 29, 2020

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the New England Fishery Management Council’s office in Newburyport, MA remains closed until further notice. The Council continues to follow Massachusetts directives and additional guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on travel restrictions and social distancing.

IS THE COUNCIL STAFF STILL WORKING: Yes. The Council staff is teleworking full time. All staff members are responding to emails and phone calls from home. Phone calls that come into the Council’s telephone system are being forwarded to staff members. Here is the Staff Directory.

WHAT ABOUT MAIL: The U.S. Postal Service continues to deliver mail. During this period of teleworking, designated Council staffers will pick up and monitor mail every few days.

IS THE COUNCIL HOLDING MEETINGS: Yes. The Council has been holding advisory panel and committee meetings by webinar and will continue to do so as needed based on state and federal guidance. Visit the Council’s calendar to see the schedule.

FULL NEW ENGLAND COUNCIL: The Council will meet June 23-25, 2020 by webinar. Here is the detailed agenda, and here is the Council Members Directory.

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES: The Council and its partners will continue to monitor important developments. Visit the CDC’s Coronavirus Disease 2019 website at What’s New for the latest government reports.