[Federal Register Volume 62, Number 212 (Monday, November 3, 1997)]
[Notices]
[Page 59347]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 97-29024]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
[I.D. 102797B]


Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting

AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and 
Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce.

ACTION: Notice of public meeting.

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SUMMARY: The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council (Council) will 
convene a public meeting of the Texas Habitat Protection Advisory Panel 
(AP).

DATES: The meeting will be held on Tuesday, November 18, 1997, and is 
scheduled to begin at 9:00 a.m. and adjourn at 3:00 p.m.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Hobby Airport Hilton Hotel, 
8181 Airport Boulevard, Houston, TX; telephone: 713-645-3000.
    Council address: Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council, 3018 
U.S. Highway 301 North, Suite 1000, Tampa, FL 33619.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jeff Rester, Habitat Specialist, Gulf 
States Marine Fisheries Commission; telephone: 601-875-5912.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Texas Habitat Protection AP will be 
convened to discuss the recent red tide events in Texas, a seagrass 
conservation plan, the introduction of exotic viruses from shrimp 
mariculture and the monitoring for exotic viruses in coastal waters, 
and representatives will discuss Galveston Bay Estuary Program and the 
Corpus Christi National Estuary Program. The AP will also hear reports 
on the status of completion of the Essential Fish Habitat (EFH) 
guidelines being developed by NMFS; and of completion of a generic 
amendment by the Council which describes EFH as required by the 
Sustainable Fisheries Act.
    A copy of the agenda can be obtained by calling 813-228-2815. 
Although other issues not on the agenda may come before the AP for 
discussion, in accordance with the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery 
Conservation and Management Act, those issues may not be the subject of 
formal AP action during this meeting. AP action will be restricted to 
those issues specifically identified in the agenda listed as available 
by this notice.

Special Accommodations

    This meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. 
Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids 
should be directed to Anne Alford at the Council (see ADDRESSES) by 
November 11, 1997.

    Dated: October 28, 1997.
Bruce C. Morehead,
Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine 
Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 97-29024 Filed 10-31-97; 8:45 am]
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