[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 41 (Friday, March 1, 2013)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-04779]



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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-0526


New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting

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

ACTION: Notice of a public meeting.

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SUMMARY: The New England Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold 
a two-day workshop to discuss issues that relate to establishing a risk 
policy for Council-managed species.

DATES: The workshop will take place on Wednesday and Thursday, March 
20-21, 2013, starting at 8:30 a.m. on each day.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Hawthorne Hotel, 18 
Washington Square W, Salem, MA 01970; telephone: (978) 744-4080 or 
(800) 729-7829; or email: info@hawthornehotel.com.
    Council address: New England Fishery Management Council, 50 Water 
Street, Mill 2, Newburyport, MA 01950; telephone: (978) 465-0492.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Thomas A. Nies, Executive Director, 
New England Fishery Management Council; telephone: (978) 465-0492.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Wednesday, March 20, 2013 and Thursday, March 21, 2013

    The New England Fishery Management Council is holding a workshop to 
advance the development of a comprehensive acceptable biological catch 
(ABC) risk policy for New England fisheries through structured and 
participatory discussions. It is an important early step in what will 
be a multi-step process to develop the policy. The agenda will include 
speakers outside of the Council and its SSC who have experience with 
approaches that address risk and could be applied to fisheries 
management. It will provide Council members and others with a common 
understanding of the concepts needed to develop a risk policy. It also 
will provide an opportunity for communications between participants 
about management and science issues that relate to the ABC setting 
process.
    Although other non-emergency issues not contained in this agenda 
may come before this Council for discussion, those issues may not be 
the subjects of formal action during this meeting. Council action will 
be restricted to those issues specifically listed in this notice and 
any issues arising after publication of this notice that require 
emergency action under section 305(c) of the Magnuson-Stevens Act, 
provided that 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.

    Dated: February 26, 2013.
Tracey L. Thompson,
Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National 
Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2013-04779 Filed 2-28-13; 8:45 am]
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