Table 1. Examples of highly attended meetings. One meeting is listed for each focus fishery. Level of participation indicates the percentage of the industry’s attendees compared with the total attendees present at the meeting.

       
Meeting Date Interest Fishery Level of Participation (%) Policy action

24-Feb-04

Scallop

26.7

Joint Framework 16/39 for Scallop and Multispecies Fishery Management Plans, bringing closure areas in Scallop FMP in line with closures of Multispecies FMP
12-May-04 Groundfish 68.1 Finalization of Framework Adjustment 40A to Multispecies Fishery Management Plan: B Days-at-Sea implementation
28-Sep-06 Herring 39.1 Finalization of 2007–2009 specifications for herring allocations between inshore and offshore areas