[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 34 (Wednesday, February 20, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Page 11820]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-03830]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XC514


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) VMS/
Enforcement Committee and Advisory Panel will meet to consider actions 
affecting New England fisheries in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ).

DATES: The meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 12, 2013 at 9:30 a.m.

ADDRESSES: 
    Meeting address: The meeting will be held at the Fairfield Inn and 
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 items of discussion in the committee's 
agenda are as follows:
    The VMS/Enforcement Committee and Advisory Panel will meet to 
discuss Draft NOAA priorities for 2013. Also on the agenda will be the 
discussion of the role of the Multispecies sector managers in the event 
a sector vessel receives a violation and joint liability of sectors. 
They will discuss issues regarding the enforcement of small, seasonal 
area closures. They will also discuss marking requirements for lobster 
trawls, stability issues, and unintentional conflicts with mobile gear. 
The committee and panel will also discuss whether vessels should be 
allowed to carry two different mesh nets for different fisheries. The 
committee will meet in closed session to discuss advisory panel 
membership. 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: February 14, 2013.
Tracey L. Thompson,
Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National 
Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2013-03830 Filed 2-19-13; 8:45 am]
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