[Federal Register Volume 62, Number 28 (Tuesday, February 11, 1997)]
[Page 6217]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 97-3259]


[I.D. 020497B]

Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting

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

ACTION: Notice of public meeting.


SUMMARY: The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council (Council) will 
convene a public meeting of the Standing and Special Reef Fish 
Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC).

DATES: The meeting will be held on March 3, 1997, from 9:00 a.m. to 
4:00 p.m.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Holiday Inn Crown Plaza, 333 
Poydras Street, New Orleans, LA; telephone 504-525-9444.
    Council address: Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council, 3018 
U.S. Highway 301 North, Suite 1000, Tampa, FL 33619.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Wayne E. Swingle, Executive Director, 
Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; telephone: 813-228-2815.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Reef Fish SSC will review additional 
analyses of shrimp trawl bycatch of red snapper prepared by NMFS. These 
analyses may include revisions to the data base and to the methodology 
based on recommendations developed at the Reef Fish Stock Assessment 
Panel (RFSAP) meeting held February 12-14, 1997.
    The SSC will also consider recommendations, if any, of the RFSAP 
for phasing in over a 3-year period levels of total allowable catch, 
bag limits, and quotas for vermilion snapper in the Gulf of Mexico. The 
SSC will develop their recommendations to the Council on these issues.

Special Accommodations

    This meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. 
Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids 
should be directed to Anne Alford at the Council (see ADDRESSES) by 
February 24, 1997.

    Dated: February 5, 1997.
Bruce Morehead,
Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine 
Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 97-3259 Filed 2-10-97; 8:45 am]