- Published on Tuesday, 02 July 2013 00:03
- Written by Super User
The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council today released a draft of its 5-year strategic plan for public comment. The draft plan, which outlines the Council’s vision, mission, and strategic goals for 2014-2018, is the culmination of the Council’s two-year-long Visioning and Strategic Planning Project. Comments from the public will be accepted through July 19, 2013 and reviewed by the Council at its August 13-15 meeting in Wilmington, DE. The plan was developed over the past year by a working group composed of Council members and stakeholders through a series of strategic planning meetings. During the year prior, the stakeholder input for the plan was collected during the largest outreach initiative in the Council's history. More than 1,500 stakeholders contributed ideas and recommendations through online surveys, port meetings, and position letters. The results from this project were summarized in the Stakeholder Input Report and were used by the working group as a foundation for the plan. The Draft 2014-2018 Strategic Plan is available on the Council’s website, along with additional background information and instructions for submitting comments, at www.mafmc.org/strategic-plan.