Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings, 64683-64684 [E6-18548]

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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 213 (Friday, November 3, 2006)]
[Notices]
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[FR Doc No: E6-18548]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

[I.D. 102606D]


Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings

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

ACTION: Notice of public meetings.

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SUMMARY: The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council's (MAFMC) Summer 
Flounder Monitoring Committee, Scup Monitoring Committee, Black Sea 
Bass Monitoring Committee, and the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Council's and 
the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission's Summer Flounder, 
Scup, and Black Sea Bass Advisors will hold public meetings.

DATES: The meetings will be held on Monday, November 20, 2006, 
beginning at 10 a.m.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Renaissance Philadelphia 
Airport, 500 Stevens Drive, Philadelphia, PA 19113, telephone: (610) 
521-5900.
    Council address: Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council, Room 
2115, 300 S. New Street, Dover, DE 19904, telephone: (302) 674-2331.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Daniel T. Furlong, Executive Director, 
Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council; telephone: (302) 674-2331, 
extension 19.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The purpose of these meetings is to 
recommend the 2007 recreational management measures for the summer 
flounder, scup, and black sea bass fisheries.
    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 identified in this notice 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 MAFMC's 
intent to take final action to address the emergency.

Special Accommodations

    The meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. 
Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids 
should be directed to M.

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Jan Saunders (302) 674-2331 extension 18 at the Council Office at least 
5 days prior to the meeting date.

    Dated: October 31, 2006.
Tracey L. Thompson,
Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine 
Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. E6-18548 Filed 11-2-06; 8:45 am]
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