[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 92 (Friday, May 11, 2012)]
[Page 27716]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-11381]



National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

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) Herring 
Advisory Panel (AP) will meet to consider actions affecting New England 
fisheries in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ).

DATES: The meeting will be held on Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 9:30 a.m.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Holiday Inn, One Newbury 
Street, Route 1, Peabody, MA 01960; telephone: (978) 535-4600; fax: 
(978) 535-8238.
    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.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The items of discussion in the Advisory 
Panel's agenda are as follows:
    1. The Herring Advisory Panel will meet to review and discuss the 
public hearing document and Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) 
for Amendment 5 to the Atlantic Herring Fishery Management Plan (FMP);
    2. The AP will develop recommendations for the Herring Committee 
and Council to consider during the selection of final management 
measures for Amendment 5;
    3. If necessary, other business will be addressed.
    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 8, 2012.
Tracey L. Thompson,
Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine 
Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2012-11381 Filed 5-10-12; 8:45 am]