[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 87 (Friday, May 4, 2012)]
[Page 26515]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-10760]



National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XC015

New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting

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

ACTION: Notice; public meeting.


SUMMARY: The New England Fishery Management Council's (Council) 
Groundfish Advisory Panel will meet to consider actions affecting New 
England fisheries in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ).

DATES: The meeting will be held on Wednesday, May 23, 2012 at 9 a.m.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Holiday Inn by the Bay, 88 
Spring Street, Portland, ME 04101; telephone: (207) 775-2311; fax: 
(207) 772-4017.
    Council address: New England Fishery Management Council, 50 Water 
Street, Mill 2, Newburyport, MA 01950.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Paul J. Howard, Executive Director, 
New England Fishery Management Council; telephone: (978) 465-0492.



    The Groundfish Advisory Panel (GAP) will meet to discuss pending 
groundfish management actions. The GAP will discuss possible 
adjustments to management measures for sectors. The focus of this 
discussion will be on possible changes to the sector monitoring 
program, but may also consider other sector management issues. The GAP 
will discuss dockside, at-sea, and electronic monitoring options. The 
GAP will also discuss possible changes to the treatment of Annual Catch 
Limits and Accountability Measures. Other business may also be 
discussed. GAP recommendations will be provided to the Groundfish 
Oversight Committee at a future meeting.
    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 identified in this notice and any issues 
arising after publication of this notice that require emergency action 
under section 305(c) of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and 
Management 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 Paul J. Howard (see ADDRESSES) at least 5 days 
prior to the meeting date.

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

    Dated: May 1, 2012.
Tracey L. Thompson,
Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine 
Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2012-10760 Filed 5-3-12; 8:45 am]