[Federal Register Volume 62, Number 119 (Friday, June 20, 1997)]
[Pages 33603-33604]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 97-16205]



National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
[I.D. 061197B]

Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings

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

ACTION: Notice of public meetings.


SUMMARY: The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council (Council) will 
convene public meetings.

DATES: The meetings will be held on July 14-16, 1997.

ADDRESSES: These meetings will be held at the Hawk's Cay Resort and 
Marina, Mile Marker 61, Marathon (Duck Key), FL; telephone: 305-743-
    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.



July 16

     8:30 a.m.--Convene.
    8:45 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.--Hear presentation on Live Rock Issues.
     9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.--Discuss Options Paper for Mackerel 
Amendment 9.
    1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.--Discuss Draft Options Paper for Reef Fish 
Amendment 16.
    4:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.--Receive a report of the Personnel Committee.
    July 17 8:30 a.m. - 8:45 a.m.--Receive a report of the Habitat 
Protection Management Committee.
    8:45 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.--Receive a report of the Budget Committee.
    9:00 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.--Receive a report of the Shrimp Management 
    9:15 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.--Receive a report of the Stone Crab 
Management Committee.
    9:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.--Receive a report of the Migratory Species 
Management Committee.

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    10:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.--Receive a report of the Administrative 
Policy Committee.
    10:15 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.--Receive a report of the Law Enforcement 
    10:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.--Receive a report on the Council Chairmen's 
    10:45 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.--Receive a report of the South Atlantic 
Fishery Management Council Liaison. 11:00 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.--Receive 
Enforcement Reports.
    11:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.-- Receive Director's Reports.
    11:45 a.m. - 12:00 noon--Other business to be discussed.


July 14

    9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.--Convene the Law Enforcement Committee to 
review the U.S. Coast Guard Fisheries Enforcement Study.
    11:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon--Convene the Stone Crab Management 
Committee to review the recommendations of the Stone Crab Advisory 
Panel (AP) on the structure of a license limitation system.
    1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.--Convene the Habitat Protection Committee to 
review actions necessary to proceed with an amendment on Essential Fish 
Habitat (EFH).
    2:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.--Convene the Mackerel Management Committee to 
review an options paper for a future amendment to the fishery 
management plan which includes limited access alternatives for the 
commercial king mackerel fishery.

July 15

    8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.--Convene the Budget Committee to review the 
proposed CY 1998 Council budget and a contractual agreement with the 
Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commission on EFH.
    9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.--Convene the Migratory Species Management 
Committee to review the consultation process with NMFS on management of 
the Atlantic highly migratory species and uses of APs and Scientific 
and Statistical Committees in that process.
    10:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon--Convene the Reef Fish Management Committee 
to review a preliminary listing of management alternatives that will be 
included in a scoping options paper for the fishery, including limited 
access for the commercial fishery.
    1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.--Convene the Shrimp Management Committee to 
review reports by NMFS on the status of stocks under the overfishing 
definitions and on the Tortugas fishery for pink shrimp.
    2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.--Convene the Administrative Policy Committee 
to review lists of fishing gear used in the Gulf fisheries which will 
be submitted to NMFS in compliance with the Sustainable Fisheries Act.
    3:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.--Convene the Personnel Committee to review 
staff policies and employment practices.

Special Accommodations

    These meetings are 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 July 7, 1997.

    Dated: June 13, 1997.
Bruce C. Morehead,
Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine 
Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 97-16205 Filed 6-19-97; 8:45 am]