[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 246 (Friday, December 21, 2012)]
[Page 75612]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-30708]



National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XC407

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 Advisory Panel on January 
9, 2013, 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 

DATES: This meeting will be held on Wednesday, January 9, 2013 at 9 

    Meeting address: The meeting will be held at the Radisson Airport 
Hotel, 2081 Post Road, Warwick, RI 02886; telephone: (401) 739-3000; 
fax: (401) 732-9309.
    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: In Amendment 6 to the Monkfish Fishery 
Management Plan, the New England and Mid-Atlantic Councils are 
considering a range of possible changes to the management system, 
including modifications to the current system, incorporation of 
monkfish into groundfish sectors and/or individually transferrable 
quotas (ITQs). The Advisory Panel will review the Amendment 6 draft 
document, focusing on the section pertaining to modifications to the 
current days-at-sea (DAS) trip limit management system, including 
alternatives for establishing a monkfish DAS leasing program. The 
recommendations of the Advisory Panel will be forwarded to the Monkfish 
Committee which will meet at a later date.
    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: December 17, 2012.
Tracey L. Thompson,
Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National 
Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2012-30708 Filed 12-20-12; 8:45 am]