The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council is developing a new Strategic Plan to guide our management activities from 2020-2024. We are seeking input from you regarding how well we have performed under the existing 2014-2018 Strategic Plan and what should be included in our next strategic plan.

In this survey, “fisheries” refers to the species that the Council manages, the environment those species live in, the fishermen, and other people in related industries. The Mid-Atlantic Council is responsible for managing fisheries in federal waters (3-200 miles from shore) primarily between New York and North Carolina. The survey focuses mainly on Council-managed fisheries.

We have designed this survey to take about 15 minutes. Your time and input are very valuable to us and will have a real impact on the development of the Council’s 2020-2024 Strategic Plan, which will guide the decisions the Council makes.  

All responses are anonymous and will be aggregated for analysis and presentation.  At the end of the survey, you will have the opportunity to provide an email address if you would like to be added to the Council's email list.  You can also sign up for our email list at  Your email address will not be linked with your survey in any way.    

For additional information and updates on the strategic planning process, please visit  We hope that you will continue to be involved and provide feedback to the Council as this project moves forward.