[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 249 (Friday, December 28, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Pages 76472-76473]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-31149]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XC417


Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting

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

ACTION: Council to convene public meeting.

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SUMMARY: The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will convene 
scoping meetings on addressing issues on regional management of 
recreational red snapper, including locally optimal management 
measures, allocation, and regional boundaries.

DATES: The scoping meetings will be held on January 14, 2013 through 
January 22, 2013 at seven locations throughout the Gulf of Mexico. The 
scoping meetings will begin at 6 p.m. and will conclude no later than 9 
p.m. For specific dates, see SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.

ADDRESSES: The scoping meetings will be held in the following 
locations: St. Petersburg and Destin, FL; Baton Rouge, LA; Biloxi, MS; 
Orange Beach, AL; Corpus Christi and LaMarque/Texas City, TX.
    Council address: Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council, 2203 N. 
Lois Avenue, Suite 1100, Tampa, FL 33607.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Ava Lasseter, Anthropologist or 
Dr. Carrie Simmons, Deputy Executive Director; Gulf of Mexico Fishery 
Management Council; telephone (813) 348-1630.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management 
Council has scheduled scoping meetings on a proposed amendment 
addressing issues of regional management of recreational red snapper. 
Regional management would enable individual Gulf states or groups of 
states to submit proposals for how each would manage a predetermined 
portion of the recreational red snapper quota. Public comment will be 
solicited on locally optimal management measures, regional boundaries 
and allocation, and other components for the design of regional 
management proposals including accountability measures, quota 
monitoring, and enforcement.
    The seven scoping meetings will begin at 6 p.m. and conclude at the 
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of public testimony or no later than 9 p.m. at the following locations:
    Monday, January 14, 2013; Holiday Inn Express & Suites, 2440 Gulf 
Freeway, Texas City, TX 77591, telephone: (409) 986-6700; DoubleTree by 
Hilton Baton Rouge, 4964 Constitution Avenue, Baton Rouge, LA 70808, 
telephone: (225) 925-1005.
    Tuesday, January 15, 2013; Hilton Garden Inn Corpus Christi, 6717 
S. Padre Island Drive, Corpus Christi, TX 78412, telephone: (361) 991-
8200; Four Points by Sheraton, 940 Beach Boulevard, Biloxi, MS 39530, 
telephone: (228) 546-3100.
    Wednesday, January 16, 2013; Hilton Garden Inn Orange Beach 
Beachfront, 23092 Perdido Beach Boulevard, Orange Beach, AL 36561, 
telephone: (251) 974-1600.
    Thursday, January 17, 2013; Destin Community Center, 101 Stahlman 
Avenue, Destin, FL 32541, telephone: (850) 654-5184.
    Tuesday, January 22, 2013; Hilton St. Petersburg Carillon Park, 950 
Lake Carillon Drive, St. Petersburg, FL 33716, telephone: (727) 540-
0050.
    Copies of the scoping document will be available two weeks prior to 
the first scoping meeting and can be obtained by calling (813) 348-
1630, or from the Council Web site at http://www.gulfcouncil.org/fishery_management_plans/scoping-thru-implementation.php.
Special Accommodations
    These meetings are physically accessible to people with 
disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other 
auxiliary aids should be directed to Kathy Pereira at the Council (see 
ADDRESSES) at least 5 working days prior to the meeting.

    Dated: December 21, 2012.
Tracey L. Thompson,
Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National 
Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2012-31149 Filed 12-27-12; 8:45 am]
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