[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 52 (Monday, March 20, 2017)]
[Page 14352]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-05444]



National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XF293

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 Herring Committee 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, April 5, 2017 at 9 a.m.

    Meeting address: The meeting will be held at the Wentworth by the 
Sea, 588 Wentworth Road, New Castle, NH 03854; telephone: (781) 245-
    Council address: New England Fishery Management Council, 50 Water 
Street, Mill 2, Newburyport, MA 01950.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Thomas A. Nies, Executive Director, 
New England Fishery Management Council; telephone: (978) 465-0492.



    The Committee will discuss alternatives being considered in 
Amendment 8 to the Atlantic Herring Fishery Management Plan. Measures 
include alternative Acceptable Biological Catch (ABC) control rules and 
measures to address potential localized depletion and user conflicts in 
the herring fishery. The Committee will also review preliminary 
outcomes from the external peer review of the Management Strategy 
Evaluation of Atlantic herring ABC control rules held in March 2017. 
They will also review the proposed action for the herring fishery in 
the Omnibus Industry Funded Monitoring (IFM) Amendment and make any 
necessary clarifications or adjustments. The Committee will review 
preliminary analysis of portside data, including a presentation by NMFS 
of its evaluation of incorporating portside data into herring catch cap 
quota monitoring, prepared in response to a previous Council request. 
Other business will be discussed as necessary.

Special Accommodations

    This meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. 
This meeting will be recorded. Consistent with 16 U.S.C. 1852, a copy 
of the recording is available upon request. Requests for sign language 
interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Thomas A. 
Nies, Executive Director, at (978) 465-0492, at least 5 days prior to 
the meeting date.

    Authority:  16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq.

    Dated: March 15, 2017.
Tracey L. Thompson,
Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National 
Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2017-05444 Filed 3-17-17; 8:45 am]