[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 76 (Friday, April 21, 2017)]
[Pages 18739-18740]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-08126]



National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XF371

Gulf of Mexico 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 Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will hold a two 
day meeting of its Ad Hoc Red Snapper Private Recreational Advisory 
Panel (AP).

DATES: The meeting will convene on Monday, May 8, 2017, from 8:30 a.m. 
to 5 p.m. and Tuesday, May 9, 2017, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., CDT.

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ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the DoubleTree Hotel, located at 
300 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA 70130; telephone: (504) 581-1300. 
Council address: Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council, 2203 N. 
Lois Avenue, Suite 1100, Tampa, FL 33607; telephone: (813) 348-1630.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. John Froeschke, Fishery Biologist-
Statistician, Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; 
[email protected], telephone: (813) 348-1630.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The charge of this AP is to provide 
recommendations to the Council on private recreational red snapper 
management measures which would (1) provide more quality access to the 
resource in federal waters, (2) reduce discards, and (3) improve 
fisheries data collection.

I. Agenda and Introduction
II. Background
    a. Council and Fishery Management Process
    b. Red Snapper Private Recreational Management
III. Panel Discussion
    a. Red Snapper Management
IV. Looking Back, Looking Forward
V. Recreational Angler Participation Session
VI. Gulf Angler Focus Group Report
VII. Recreational Round Table
VIII. Panel Discussion
    a. Defining Objectives of Red Snapper Management
    b. Discussion and Evaluation of Management Options to Improve 
IX. Recommendations to the Council
X. Election of Chair and vice-Chair
Meeting Adjourns--

    The meeting will be broadcast via webinar. You may register for Ad 
Hoc Red Snapper Private Recreational AP on May 8-9, 2017 at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/752478651748328450.
    The Agenda is subject to change, and the latest version along with 
other meeting materials will be posted on the Council's file server. To 
access the file server, the URL is https://public.gulfcouncil.org:5001/webman/index.cgi, or go to the Council's Web site and click on the FTP 
link in the lower left of the Council Web site (http://www.gulfcouncil.org). The username and password are both ``gulfguest''. 
Click on the ``Library Folder'', then scroll down to ``Ad Hoc Red 
Snapper Private Rec AP meeting-2017-05''.
    Although other non-emergency issues not on the agenda may come 
before the Advisory Panel for discussion, in accordance with the 
Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, those issues 
may not be the subject of formal action during this meeting. Actions of 
the Advisory Panel will be restricted to those issues specifically 
identified in the agenda and any issues arising after publication of 
this notice that require emergency action under Section 305(c) of the 
Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, provided the 
public has been notified of the Council's intent to take 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 Kathy Pereira at the Gulf Council Office (see 
ADDRESSES), at least 5 working days prior to the meeting.

    Dated: April 18, 2017.
Tracey L. Thompson,
Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National 
Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2017-08126 Filed 4-20-17; 8:45 am]