[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 222 (Friday, November 16, 2012)]
[Pages 68735-68736]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-27900]



National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XC356

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 Monkfish Oversight Committee and 
Advisory Panel in December, 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 Thursday, December 6, 2012 at 10 

ADDRESSES: This meeting will be held at the Providence Biltmore, 11 
Dorrance Street, Providence, RI 02903; telephone: (401) 421-0700; fax: 
(401) 455-3050.
    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 
continue development of Amendment 6 to the Monkfish Fishery Management 
Plan, including modifications to the current system, incorporation of 
monkfish into groundfish sectors, and/or individually transferable 
quotas (ITQs). This meeting is a continuation of the discussions at the 
August 8th joint meeting. The Committee will provide further direction 
to the Plan Development Team in the development of a range of 
alternatives to be incorporated into a draft amendment document for 
consideration by the Councils.
    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.

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    Dated: November 13, 2012.
Tracey L. Thompson,
Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National 
Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2012-27900 Filed 11-15-12; 8:45 am]