[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 174 (Friday, September 7, 2012)]
[Page 55192]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-22024]



National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XC216

Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC); Public Meeting

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

ACTION: Notice of a public meeting.


SUMMARY: The Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC) of the Mid-
Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold meetings.

DATES: The SSC will meet Wednesday and Thursday, September 26-27, 2012 
beginning at 9 a.m. on September 26 and conclude by 3 p.m. on September 

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Admiral Fell Inn, 888 South 
Broadway, Baltimore, MD 21231 telephone: (410) 539-2000.
    Council address: Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council, 800 N. 
State Street, Suite 201, Dover, DE 19901; telephone: (302) 674-2331.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Christopher M. Moore Ph.D., Executive 
Director, Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council, 800 N. State Street, 
Suite 201, Dover, DE 19901; telephone: (302) 526-5255.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The primary issues for the SSC meeting 
include: Developing 2013-17 ABC recommendations for the Council for 
spiny dogfish; considerations for setting multi-year ABC 
specifications; ABC/OY control rule frameworks and ecosystem approaches 
to fishery management; presentation on forage species considerations; 
review and update Council five-year research priority plan, as 
appropriate; and address Council's request to clarify the SSC's 2012 
butterfish ABC recommendations if necessary.
    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 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

    The meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. 
Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids 
should be directed to M. Jan Saunders at the Mid-Atlantic Council 
Office, (302) 526-5251, at least 5 days prior to the meeting date.

    Dated: September 4, 2012.
Tracey L. Thompson,
Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National 
Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2012-22024 Filed 9-6-12; 8:45 am]