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May 18, 2000

For more information contact:
Bruce Freeman at 609-292-2083

The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection's Division of Fish and Wildlife will host a public meeting regarding a proposed amendment to the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission's (ASMFC's) Interstate Fishery Management Plan for Atlantic Striped Bass. The meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. on Wednesday, May 24, at Kean University Center, Room 226 A&B, 1000 Morris Ave. in Union.

The meeting is intended to gather public comment on the long-term management of Atlantic coast striped bass stocks including input on scientific, management and policy issues. Public meetings have also been scheduled for many other states along the East Coast.

Copies of the proposed amendment can be obtained by contacting Vanessa Jones at 202-289-6400 or by visiting the ASMFC's web site under "Public Input" at Written comments may be sent to Robert Beal, Striped Bass Fishery Management Plan Coordinator, 1444 Eye St., N.W., 6th Floor, Washington D.C. 20005 or faxed to 202-289-6051 no later than June 1, 2000.