[Federal Register Volume 64, Number 219 (Monday, November 15, 1999)]
[Page 61849]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 99-29719]



National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
[I.D. 110899A]

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 meeting.


SUMMARY: The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will convene a 
public meeting of the Socioeconomic Panel (SEP).

DATES: A meeting of the SEP will be held beginning at 1:00 p.m. on 
Thursday, December 2, and will conclude by 12:00 p.m. on Friday 
December 3, 1999.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Tampa Airport Hilton Hotel, 
2225 Lois Avenue, Tampa, Florida 33607; telephone 813-877-6688.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Antonio B. Lamberte, Economist, Gulf 
of Mexico Fishery Management Council, 3018 U.S. Highway 301 North, 
Suite 1000, Tampa, Florida 33619; telephone: 813-228-2815.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The SEP will convene to review Draft 
Amendment for a Charter Vessel/Headboat Permit Moratorium. This plan 
amendment proposes to impose a moratorium on the issuance of new 
permits for reef fish and coastal pelagics charter vessels/headboats. 
The SEP will prepare a report containing its conclusions and 
recommendations on the plan amendment. This report will be presented 
for review to the Council's Standing Scientific and Statistical 
Committee and Ad Hoc Charter Vessel Advisory Panel at meetings to be 
held in early January 2000. The SEP report will also be presented to 
the Council at its meeting on January 17-20, 2000 in Fort Walton Beach, 
    Composing the SEP membership are economists, sociologists, and 
anthropologists from various universities and state fishery agencies 
throughout the Gulf. They advise the Council on the social and economic 
implications of certain fishery management measures.
    A copy of the agenda can be obtained by calling 813-228-2815. 
Although other non-emergency issues not on the agendas may come before 
the SEP for discussion, in accordance with the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery 
Conservation and Management Act, those issues may not be the subject of 
formal action during these meetings. Actions of the SEP will be 
restricted to those issues specifically identified in the agendas 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 
action to address the emergency.
    The meeting is open to the public and is physically accessible to 
people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or 
other auxiliary aids should be directed to the Council office by 
November 26, 1999.

    Dated: November 8, 1999.
Bruce C. Morehead,
Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine 
Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 99-29719 Filed 11-12-99; 8:45 am]