[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 140 (Friday, July 20, 2012)]
[Pages 42699-42700]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-17684]



National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XC116

New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting

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

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ACTION: Notice; public meeting.


SUMMARY: The New England Fishery Management Council (Council) is 
scheduling a public meeting of its Monkfish Oversight Committee and 
Advisory Panel, in August, 2012, to consider actions affecting New 
England fisheries in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ). Recommendations 
from this group will be brought to the full Council for formal 
consideration and action, if appropriate.

DATES: This meeting will be held on Wednesday, August 8, 2012 at 9 a.m.

ADDRESSES: This meeting will be held at the Courtyard by Marriott, 225 
McClellan Highway, East Boston, MA 02128; telephone: (617) 569-5250; 
fax: (617) 561-0971.
    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 Committee and Advisory Panel will review 
the range of alternatives for Amendment 6 prepared by the Plan 
Development Team. This will be the first of at least two meetings to 
finalize measures for approval by the Councils to be considered in the 
Amendment 6 DEIS. As such, this meeting will focus on potential 
modifications to the current days-at-sea (DAS) management system, 
including alternatives to enable DAS leasing, and on approaches to 
integrate monkfish into the sector management program of the Northeast 
Multispecies Fishery. The Committee will also discuss and provide 
guidance to the PDT for the next phase of plan development.
    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 listed in this notice 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 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, Executive Director, at (978) 465-
0492, at least 5 days prior to the meeting date.

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

    Dated: July 17, 2012.
Tracey L. Thompson,
Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National 
Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2012-17684 Filed 7-19-12; 8:45 am]