[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 31 (Wednesday, February 14, 2018)]
[Page 6522]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-03016]



National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XG020

Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC); Public Meeting

AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and 
Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce.

ACTION: Notice; public meeting.


SUMMARY: The Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC) of the Mid-
Atlantic Fishery Management Council's (Council) will hold a meeting.

DATES: The meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 13, 2018, from 1 p.m. 
through 5:30 p.m. and on Wednesday, March 14, 2018, from 8:30 a.m. to 
12:30 p.m. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION for agenda details.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will take place at the Royal Sonesta Harbor 
Court Baltimore, 550 Light Street, Baltimore, MD 21202; telephone: 
(410) 234-0550.
    Council address: Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council, 800 N. 
State Street, Suite 201, Dover, DE 19901; telephone: (302) 674-2331; 
website: www.mafmc.org.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Christopher M. Moore, Ph.D., Executive 
Director, Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council, telephone: (302) 

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The purpose of this meeting is to make 
multi-year ABC recommendations for the blueline tilefish stock north of 
the VA/NC border based on updated stock assessment results and 
recommendations from the blueline tilefish Working Group. A review the 
most recent survey, fishery data, and the currently implemented 2019 
ABC for golden tilefish will also be conducted. The SSC will also 
review and provide recommendations regarding the Northeast Fisheries 
Science Center clam dredge survey redesign, approve the OFL CV 
discussion document that would establish decision rules for specifying 
the CV of the OFL distribution, and review the most recent Mid-Atlantic 
State of the Ecosystem report. In addition, other topics the SSC may 
discuss include outcomes from the most recent National SSC meeting, SSC 
species and topic leads and any other business as necessary.
    A detailed agenda and background documents will be made available 
on the Council's website (www.mafmc.org) prior to the meeting.

Special Accommodations

    These meetings are physically accessible to people with 
disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other 
auxiliary aid should be directed to M. Jan Saunders, (302) 526-5251, at 
least 5 days prior to the meeting date.

    Dated: February 9, 2018.
Tracey L. Thompson,
Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National 
Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2018-03016 Filed 2-13-18; 8:45 am]