This was sent to me by George Lapointe this morning and should be read carefully through to understand all the issues going on within the NYS FFL, and future changes that may be implemented:
Attached please find the licensing proposal developed by some MRAC members to address many of the issues raised by fishermen and others about improving the NY commercial fisheries licensing system. This is the proposal discussed by John Davi and others at many of the recent public meetings that I moderated as part of DECs efforts to review current licensing issues.
I am sending the proposal because it was discussed at the recent public meetings. As I mentioned at the public meetings, the proposal addresses many of the licensing issues that have been raised by NY license holders and others.
Note that this is not a proposal by NY DEC Marine Division.
Please let me know if you have any questions.
Contractor to NY DEC Marine Division
George Lapointe Consulting
P.O. Box 483
Hallowell, Maine 04347-0483