[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 204 (Monday, October 22, 2012)]
[Page 64490]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-25874]



National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XC305

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 (Council) is 
scheduling a public meeting of its Scallop 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, November 7, 2012 at 9 

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Four Points by Sheraton, 407 
Squire Road, Revere, MA 02151; telephone: (781) 284-7200; fax: (781) 
    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 Advisors will review analyses and make 
final recommendations on Framework 24. Framework 24 includes fishery 
specifications for FY2013, and possibly FY2014 and 2015, as well as a 
handful of other measures. The other measures include: (1) Possible 
modification of Georges Bank access area opening dates; (2) measures to 
address sub-ACL of yellowtail flounder for the LAGC fishery; (3) 
modification of the effective date of yellowtail sub-ACL AMs; (4) 
leasing LAGC IFQ during the year and after fishing some fishing has 
occurred; and (5) expanding the observer set-aside program to include 
LAGC open area trips. 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: October 17, 2012.
Tracey L. Thompson,
Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National 
Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2012-25874 Filed 10-19-12; 8:45 am]