[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 249 (Friday, December 28, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Page 76473]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-31150]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XC418


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 a public meeting.

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SUMMARY: The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will convene a 
meeting of the Socioeconomic Scientific and Statistical Committee.

DATES: The meeting will convene at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, January 16, 
2013 and conclude at 5 p.m.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Gulf of Mexico Fishery 
Management Council's office located at 2203 N. Lois Avenue, Suite 1100, 
Tampa, FL 33607, telephone: (813) 348-1630.
    Council address: Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council, 2203 N. 
Lois Avenue, Suite 1100, Tampa, FL 33607.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Assane Diagne, Economist; Gulf of 
Mexico Fishery Management Council; telephone: (813) 348-1630.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management 
Council (Council) will convene the Socioeconomic Scientific and 
Statistical Committee (SSC) to discuss issues related to the review of 
individual fishing quota (IFQ) programs, including the 5-year review of 
the red snapper IFQ program. The Committee will also discuss issues 
related to the role of the Socioeconomic SSC.
    Copies of the agenda and other related materials can be obtained by 
calling (813) 348-1630 or can be downloaded from the Council's ftp 
site, ftp.gulfcouncil.org.
    Although other non-emergency issues not on the agenda may come 
before the Socioeconomic Scientific and Statistical Committee for 
discussion, in accordance with the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery 
Conservation and Management Act, those issues may not be the subject of 
formal action during this meeting. Actions of the Socioeconomic 
Scientific and Statistical Committee will be restricted to those issues 
specifically identified in the agenda 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 
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 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. 2012-31150 Filed 12-27-12; 8:45 am]
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