Public Input

This page contains Commission documents which are currently available for public review and comment. In most cases, these documents will be in Abobe PDF format. Click here to download Acrobat Reader.

We encourage you to download these documents and forward your comments to the identified individual(s) via email, fax (703/842-0741) or mail. The Commission's mailing address is: 1050 N. Highland Street, Arlington, VA 22201. You may also submit your comments directly to the Commission at


Pending Actions (currently accepting public comment)

Draft Addendum V to the Interstate Fishery Management Plan for Atlantic Coastal Sharks (public comment accepted until 5 PM on October 1, 2018; submit comments to - Subject line: Draft Addendum V)

Public Information Document for Draft Amendment 1 to the Interstate Fishery Management Plan for Atlantic Migratory Group Cobia (go here for the public hearing schedule; public comment accepted until 5 PM on October 4, 2018; submit comments to - Subject line: Cobia PID)

The Commission and the Mid-Atlantic Council have scheduled public hearings on a Draft Summer Flounder Amendment and will collect written comments through October 12, 2018.  Details about these hearings and how to submit written comments are available HERE. There are three documents available to inform public input:

  1. Summer Flounder Amendment Public Hearing Document - An abbreviated version of the Draft Amendment, developed jointly by the Council and Commission, summarizing potential management changes and their impacts.
  2. MAFMC Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) - The Council's version of the full amendment document, which includes more detail regarding the basis for and the impacts of the proposed measures. (Document appendices are available here.)
  3. ASMFC Draft Amendment - The Commission's version of the full amendment, which summarizes all portions of the Commission's FMP, including management history, stock status, habitat considerations, and proposed revisions to management measures.