[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 102 (Friday, May 25, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Page 31329]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-12801]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


Northeast Fisheries Science Center, Woods, Hole, MA; Public 
Meeting/Workshop

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

ACTION: Notice of a public meeting/workshop.

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SUMMARY: NOAA's Northeast Fisheries Science Center will sponsor a 
workshop to address the stock structure of cod in the Gulf of Maine, 
Georges Bank, Scotian Shelf and Southern New England regions. The Gulf 
of Maine Research Institute (GMRI) in Portland, ME will organize and 
host the meeting scheduled for June 12-14, 2012.

DATES: The meeting will be held on Tuesday, June 12, Wednesday, June 13 
and Thursday, June 14, 2012, beginning at 9 a.m. each day.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Sheraton Harborside Hotel, 
250 Market St., Portsmouth, NH 03801; telephone: (603) 431-2300.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Patty Collins, Gulf of Maine Research 
Institute, (207) 228-1625.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Stock Structure of Atlantic Cod in the 
Gulf of Maine Region workshop will explore current research to inform 
the cod assessment process. Invited participants from the fishing and 
scientific communities will present information on a range of topics. 
There also will be opportunities for discussion. Online registration is 
available at www.gmri.org/codstructureworkshop or contact Patty Collins 
at pcollins@gmri.org or (207) 228-1625 to register via telephone or 
email.
    Although non-emergency issues not contained in this agenda may come 
before this group for discussion, those issues may not be the subject 
of formal action during this meeting. Action will be restricted to 
those issues specifically listed in this notice and any issues arising 
after publication of this notice that require emergency action under 
section 305(c) of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and 
Management Act, provided the public has been notified of the Council's 
intent to take final action to address the emergency.

Special Accommodations

    This meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. 
Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids 
should be directed to Patty Collins at the Gulf of Maine Research 
Institute, 350 Commercial Street, Portland, ME 04101; telephone: (207) 
228-1625 at least 5 days prior to the meeting date.

    Dated: May 22, 2012.
Tracey L. Thompson,
Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine 
Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2012-12801 Filed 5-24-12; 8:45 am]
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