[Federal Register Volume 63, Number 20 (Friday, January 30, 1998)]
[Page 4625]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 98-2371]



National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
[I.D. 012398G]

South Atlantic 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 South Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council) will 
hold a meeting of its Law Enforcement Committee and Advisory Panel.

DATES: The meeting will be held from February 19-20, 1998. See 
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION for specific dates and times.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Unison Insurance Building, 
One Southpark Circle, Suite 306, Charleston, SC 29407-4699 (Council 
headquarters); telephone: (803) 571-4366.
    Council address: South Atlantic Fishery Management Council, One 
Southpark Circle, Suite 306; Charleston, SC 29407-4699.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Susan Buchanan, Public Information 
Officer; telephone: (803) 571-4366; fax: (803) 769-4520; email: 


Meeting Dates

    February 19, 1998, 1:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
    The Committee and Advisory Panel will hear a report on the status 
and scope of the NMFS/South Carolina cooperative enforcement agreement 
and discuss the potential for other states' participation in the 
future, and hear a report on the NMFS Enforcement fishing vessel 
monitoring systems.
    February 20, 1998, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
    The Committee and Advisory Panel will discuss the consolidated 
regulations for the Southeast region, specifically the development of 
an index for the consolidated regulations and recommendations for 
revisions to the consolidated regulations; discuss standardization of 
measurements used for enforcement; hear the status of the NOAA General 
Counsel penalty schedule and summary settlement policy; review proposed 
management measures in Amendment 9 to the Fishery Management Plan for 
the Coastal Migratory Pelagics Resource; develop recommendations for 
targeting areas for recreational violations; discuss potential content 
and merits of a national marine law enforcement workshop; discuss how 
implementation of Amendment 8 to the Fishery Management Plan for 
Coastal Migratory Pelagics Resources will affect enforcement of illegal 
mackerel netting on the east coast of Florida; and discuss other 
    Although other issues not contained in this agenda may come before 
this Committee/Panel for discussion, in accordance with the Magnuson-
Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, those issues may not 
be the subject of formal Committee/Panel action during the meeting. 
Committee/Panel action will be restricted to those issues specifically 
identified in the agenda listed in this notice.

Special Accommodations

    These meetings are physically accessible to people with 
disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other 
auxiliary aids should be directed to the Council office (see ADDRESSES) 
by February 12, 1998.

    Dated: January 26, 1998.
Gary C. Matlock,
Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries 
[FR Doc. 98-2371 Filed 1-29-98; 8:45 am]