[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 20 (Wednesday, January 30, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Page 6305]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-01943]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XC471


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's (Council) 
Recreational Advisory Panel will meet to consider actions affecting New 
England fisheries in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ).

DATES: The meeting will be held on Friday, February 15, 2013 at 9:30 
a.m.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the DoubleTree by Hilton Boston 
North Shore, 50 Ferncroft Road, Danvers, MA 01923.
    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 items of discussion in the committee's 
agenda are as follows:
    The Recreational Advisory Panel (RAP) will meet to discuss 
recreational management measures for Gulf of Maine cod and Gulf of 
Maine haddock for fishing year 2013. Measures may need to be modified 
because of reduced quotas for these two stocks. The RAP will consider 
alternative management measures and may make recommendations for 
changes to account for these reductions. The RAP's advice will be 
provided to the New England Fishery Management Council and its 
Groundfish Oversight Committee. These two bodies may develop 
recommendations based on this advice which will be forwarded to the 
National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) for consideration. Framework 
Adjustment 48, currently under review, may revise measures to allow 
changes to recreational management measures in advance of the fishing 
year in order to reduce the possibility of overages, or facilitate 
harvesting the recreational allocations. Subject to the final decision 
on this management measure that was proposed in Framework Adjustment 
48, NFMS may adjust measures for fishing year 2013. Any changes would 
be announced as soon as possible. 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 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

    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 (see ADDRESSES) at least 5 days 
prior to the meeting date.

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

    Dated: January 25, 2013.
Tracey L. Thompson,
Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National 
Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2013-01943 Filed 1-29-13; 8:45 am]
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