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NOAA Schedules Listening Sessions and Training
for Groundfish Fishing Industry

NOAA Fisheries Service today announced that it plans to hold a series of outreach meetings with the groundfish industry to solicit further feedback on the new groundfish regulations, which were implemented on May 1. In response to industry requests, the agency also plans to conduct corresponding training sessions for sector vessel operators on the use of new electronic reporting systems that sectors are using to collect catch information, and VMS training for sector and common pool vessels. NOAA plans to hold six 3-hour sessions in fishing ports from Maine to New York.

For more information specific to vessel operators please visit our website (e.g., fact sheets on dogfish, monkfish and skate regulations can be found under the "Background Information tab").

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