[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 88 (Monday, May 7, 2012)]
[Page 26745]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-10963]



National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XC016

Marine Fisheries Advisory Committee Meeting

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

ACTION: Notice of open public meeting.


SUMMARY: This notice sets forth the schedule and proposed agenda of a 
forthcoming meeting of the Marine Fisheries Advisory Committee (MAFAC). 
The members will discuss and provide advice on issues outlined under 

DATES: The meeting will be held May 22-24, 2012, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Sheraton Seattle Hotel, 1400 
Sixth Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101; 206-447-5564.

Director; (301) 427-8004; email: Mark.Holliday@noaa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: As required by section 10(a)(2) of the 
Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App. 2, notice is hereby given 
of a meeting of MAFAC. The MAFAC was established by the Secretary of 
Commerce (Secretary), and, since 1971, advises the Secretary on all 
living marine resource matters that are the responsibility of the 
Department of Commerce. The complete charter and summaries of prior 
meetings are located online at http://www.nmfs.noaa.gov/ocs/mafac/.

Matters To Be Considered

    This agenda is subject to change.
    The meeting is convened to hear presentations and discuss policies 
and guidance on the following topics: NMFS budget and legislative 
issues, aquaculture policy implementation and the Washington State 
aquaculture initiative, National Standard 1 advanced notice of proposed 
rulemaking, fisheries certification and sustainability, working 
waterfronts, revisions to MAFAC's Vision 2020 report, and current 
protected resources issues. Updates will be presented on Gulf of Mexico 
restoration activities, National Ocean Policy, recreational fisheries 
initiatives, and outlooks for 2012 regulatory and science activities. 
The meeting will include discussion of various MAFAC administrative and 
organizational matters and meetings of the standing subcommittees.

Special Accommodations

    These meetings are physically accessible to people with 
disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other 
auxiliary aids should be directed to Mark Holliday, MAFAC Executive 
Director; 301-427-8004 by May 16, 2012.

    Dated: May 1, 2012.
Paul Doremus,
Deputy Assistant Administrator for Operations, National Marine 
Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2012-10963 Filed 5-4-12; 8:45 am]