[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 162 (Tuesday, August 21, 2012)]
[Page 50472]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-20515]



National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XC170

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) VMS/
Enforcement Committee and Advisory Panel will meet to consider actions 
affecting New England fisheries in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ).

DATES: The meeting will be held on Thursday, September 6, 2012 at 9:30 

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Radisson Hotel Plymouth 
Harbor, 180 Water Street, Plymouth, MA 02360; telephone: (508) 747-
4900; fax: (508) 746-2609.
    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 VMS/Enforcement Committee and Advisory 
Panel will meet to discuss and make recommendations for NOAA 
enforcement priorities for 2013. They will provide an open comment 
period/webinar for the fishing industry, concerning Compliance and 
Effectiveness of Regulations for New England Fishery Management Plans 
(FMPs). Also on the agenda will be to make recommendations for changes 
to gear stowage rules across all New England FMPs, and contact the Mid-
Atlantic Fishery Management Council with these recommendations 
concerning their FMPs. The Committee and Advisory Panel will make 
recommendations on the Proposed Information Collection, Northeast 
Region Logbook Family of Forms Federal Register (77 FR 153, 8/8/12). 
Other business may be discussed. The public is invited to participate 
in the meeting via webinar. For online access to the meeting, please 
reserve your webinar seat now at https://www4.gotomeeting.com/register/824208695.
    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: August 16, 2012.
Tracey L. Thompson,
Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National 
Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2012-20515 Filed 8-20-12; 8:45 am]