[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 168 (Wednesday, August 29, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Page 52314]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-21319]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XC199


New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting

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

ACTION: Notice; public meeting.

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SUMMARY: The New England Fishery Management Council (Council) is 
scheduling a public meeting of its Scallop Advisory Panel to consider 
actions affecting New England fisheries in the exclusive economic zone 
(EEZ). Recommendations from this group will be brought to the full 
Council for formal consideration and action, if appropriate.

DATES: This meeting will be held on Monday, September 17, 2012 at 9 
a.m.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Fairfield Inn & Suites, 185 
MacArthur Drive, New Bedford, MA 02740; telephone: (774) 634-2000; fax: 
(774) 634-2001.
    Council address: New England Fishery Management Council, 50 Water 
Street, Mill 2, Newburyport, MA 01950.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Paul J. Howard, Executive Director, 
New England Fishery Management Council; telephone: (978) 465-0492.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Advisors will review scallop survey 
information and recommendations from the Scallop Plan Development Team 
for possible fishery specifications for FY2013 and FY2014 (Framework 
24). The Advisors will also provide input on other measures under 
consideration: (1) Possible modification of Georges Bank access area 
opening dates; (2) measures to address sub-ACL of yellowtail flounder 
for the LAGC trawl fishery; (3) modification of the effective date of 
yellowtail sub-ACL AMs from Year 2 to Year 3; (4) leasing LAGC IFQ mid-
year; and (5) expanding the observer set-aside program to include LAGC 
open area trips. The Advisors will discuss possible priorities for 
scallop related actions next year and make recommendations to the 
Scallop Committee for consideration. Other business may be discussed.
    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 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 Paul J. Howard, Executive Director, at (978) 465-
0492, at least 5 days prior to the meeting date.

    Authority:  16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq.

    Dated: August 24, 2012.
William D. Chappell,
Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National 
Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2012-21319 Filed 8-28-12; 8:45 am]
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