[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 46 (Friday, March 8, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Page 14981]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-05434]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XC547


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 (Council) is 
scheduling a public meeting of its Scallop Committee to consider 
actions affecting New England fisheries in the exclusive economic zone 
(EEZ). Recommendations from this group will be brought to the full 
Council for formal consideration and action, if appropriate.

DATES: This meeting will be held on Wednesday, March 27, 2013, at 9:30 
a.m.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Westin Waterfront Hotel, 425 
Summer Street, Boston, MA 02110; telephone: (617) 532-4600; fax: (617) 
532-4650.
    Council address: New England Fishery Management Council, 50 Water 
Street, Mill 2, Newburyport, MA 01950.

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

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Committee will recommend measures for 
Framework 25 to the Sea Scallop Fishery Management Program (FMP). 
Framework 25 will include fishery specifications for fishing year 2014 
and default measures for 2015 as well as accountability measures for 
southern windowpane flounder. The committee will provide 
recommendations for research priorities as well as review the status of 
the fishery for fishing year 2012. In addition, the committee will 
review progress on the Limited Access General Category Individual 
Fishing Quota performance report being completed by the Scallop Plan 
Development Team. Finally, NMFS will give a presentation about 
management action timing issues. The Committee will review the general 
timelines and steps involved in reviewing and approving fishery 
management actions and have an opportunity to ask questions.
    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 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 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 Thomas A. Nies, Executive Director, at (978) 465-
0492, at least 5 days prior to the meeting date.

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

    Dated: March 5, 2013.
Tracey L. Thompson,
Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National 
Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2013-05434 Filed 3-7-13; 8:45 am]
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