[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 179 (Friday, September 14, 2012)]
[Page 56813]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-22732]

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National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XC234

New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting

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

ACTION: Notice of a public meeting.


SUMMARY: The New England Fishery Management Council (Council) is 
scheduling a public meeting of its Recreational Advisory Panel 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, October 3, 2012 at 9 

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Holiday Inn, One Newbury 
Street, Peabody, MA 01960; telephone: (978) 535-4600; fax: (978) 535-
    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 Recreational Fishing Advisory Panel 
(RAP) will meet to discuss Northeast Multispecies management measures 
for fishing year 2013 and beyond. The panel will: Review FY 2011 
catches and potential FY 2013 recreational allocations; receive a 
report on a model developed for crafting recreational measures; discuss 
potential recreational fishing measures for Gulf of Maine (GOM) cod, 
Georgs Bank (GB) cod, GOM haddock and other stocks; consider such 
measures as bag limits, minimum size adjustments, seasons or closed 
areas; consider using measures that differ between the party/charter 
and private fleets; discuss Annual Catch Limits (ACLs) and 
Accountability Measures (AMs) and may recommend changes to how these 
are implemented for the groundfish fishery; discuss commercial fishing 
activity in the inshore GOM and the possible effects it may have on 
recreational fishing opportunities. Other business may be discussed.
    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: September 11, 2012.
William D. Chappell,
Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National 
Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2012-22732 Filed 9-13-12; 8:45 am]