WASHINGTON — National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association has announced that it is seeking public comment on proposed measures to control lobster effort in the Gulf of Maine. Comments will be accept until 5 p.m., Jan. 3, 2012.
For electronic submissions, lobstermen can submit all electronic public comments via the federal “e-Rulemaking” portal at www.regulations.gov. Locate the document to comment on from the resulting list and click on the “submit a comment” icon to the right of that line. Lobstermen can also fax NOAA at 978-281-9135, or mail addressed: NOAA, attn: Robert Ross, NMFS, 55 Great Republic Dr., Gloucester MA 01930. Mark the outside of the envelope “Comments on Lobster Area 1 Proposed Rule.”