[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 203 (Friday, October 19, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Page 64318]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-25724]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XC297


New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings

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

ACTION: Notice; public meetings.

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SUMMARY: The New England Fishery Management Council's (Council) Herring 
Advisory Panel and Herring Oversight Committee will hold meetings to 
consider actions affecting New England fisheries in the exclusive 
economic zone (EEZ).

DATES: These meetings will be held November 6-7, 2012. For specific 
dates and times, see SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.

ADDRESSES: The meetings will be held at the Holiday Inn, One Newbury 
Street, Route 1, Peabody, MA 01960; Telephone: (978) 535-4600; Fax: 
(978) 535-8238. The meeting will also be available via webinar. Details 
on webinar registration are available at www.nefmc.org. For specific 
locations, see SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.
    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 panel and committee's schedule and 
agenda for the following two meetings are as follows:
    1. Tuesday, November 6, 2012 beginning at 10 a.m.--Herring Advisory 
Panel Meeting; The panel will discuss the development of the 2013-15 
Atlantic herring fishery specifications and develop related 
recommendations for the Herring Committee and Council to consider.
    2. Wednesday, November 7, 2012 beginning at 9:30 a.m.--Herring 
Oversight Committee Meeting; The Committee will continue development of 
alternatives for consideration in the 2013-15 Atlantic herring fishery 
specifications; 2013-15 herring fishery specifications include 
alternatives for 2013-15 overfishing limit (OFL), acceptable biological 
catch (ABC) and ABC control rule, management uncertainty and a total 
annual catch limit (ACL), domestic annual harvesting (DAH), domestic 
annual processing (DAP), Border Transfer (BT), options for sub-ACLs 
(annual quotas) for four herring management areas, and set-asides for 
research and fixed gear fisheries. They will address other business as 
necessary.
    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 identified 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

    These meetings are physically accessible to people with 
disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other 
auxiliary aids should be directed to Paul J. Howard (see ADDRESSES), at 
least 5 working days prior to the meeting date.

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

    Dated: October 15, 2012.
William D. Chappell,
Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National 
Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2012-25724 Filed 10-18-12; 8:45 am]
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