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Come to the Annual Meeting! October 24, 2-5PM in Bourne

Massachusetts River Herring Network
3rd Annual Meeting Agenda

Thursday October 24, 2013 2:00PM-5:00PM
Bourne Veteran's Memorial Community Center
239 Main St. Buzzards Bay, MA

2:00PM Welcome & Introductions

2:10 Update on River Herring Management
Brad Chase, Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries

2:40 Environmental Law Enforcement – River Herring and Eel Regulations
Sergeant Matt Bass, Massachusetts Environmental Law Enforcement

3:10 Monitoring Massachusetts Herring Runs with Video
Ben Gahagan & Mike Bednarski, Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries

3:40 BREAK

3:50 Panel Discussion: Managing Herring Runs by Committee
Town Herring Committees have a long history in Massachusetts. Members of the Pembroke Herring Fisheries Commission, Westport Fish Commission, and other current committees will discuss of the origins and operations of their groups, and share their experiences with the challenges and benefits of managing a herring run with the help of a committee.

4:30 Reducing River Herring Bycatch in the Atlantic Herring Trawl Fisheries
Dave Bethoney, Umass Dartmouth School for Marine Science and Technology

4:55 Closing Remarks

5:00 Adjourn

All are invited to stay until 5:30PM for pizza and further conversation.

For a printable agenda please go to:
http://riverherringnetwork.com/about-us/annual-meeting.html