Meetings: Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council, 34228-34229 [E7-12004]


[Federal Register: June 21, 2007 (Volume 72, Number 119)]
[Page 34228-34229]
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National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

[XRIN: 0648-XA93]

Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; Public Hearings

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

ACTION: Notice of public hearings.


SUMMARY: The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council (Council) will
convene public hearings on an Aquaculture Amendment.

DATES: The public hearings will held from July 9 - 12, 2007 at 7
locations throughout the Gulf of Mexico. For specific dates and times,

ADDRESSES: The public hearings will be held in the following locations:
N. Redington Beach and Destin, FL; Biloxi, MS; Orange Beach, AL; New
Orleans, LA; Galveston and Corpus Christi, TX. For specific locations,
    Council address: Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council, 2203
North Lois Avenue, Suite 1100, Tampa, FL 33607.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Wayne Swingle, Executive Director;
telephone: (813) 348-1630.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management
Council (Council) is preparing an amendment which will require persons
to obtain a permit from NMFS to participate in aquaculture by
constructing an aquaculture facility in the exclusive

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economic zone (EEZ) of the Gulf of Mexico. Each application for a
permit must comply with many permit conditions related to record
keeping and operation of the facility. These permit conditions will
assure the facility has a minimal affect on the environment and on
other fishery resources. Compliance with the conditions will be
evaluated annually for the duration of the permit as the basis for
renewal of the permit for the next year.
    The public hearings will begin at 6 p.m. and conclude at the end of
public testimony or no later than 10 p.m. at each of the following
    Monday, July 9, 2007, Doubletree Beach Resort, 17120 Gulf Blvd., N.
Redington Beach, FL 33708, telephone: (727) 391-4000;
    Monday, July 9, 2007, Best Western Cypress Creek, 7921 Lamar Poole
Road, Biloxi, MS 39532, telephone: (228) 875-7111;
    Tuesday, July 10, 2007, City of Orange Beach, Parks & Rec, 27235
Canal Road, Orange Beach, AL 36561,telephone: (251) 981-6028;
    Tuesday, July 10, 2007, W New Orleans, 333 Poydras St., New
Orleans, LA 70130, telephone: (504) 525-9444;
    Wednesday, July 11, 2007, Embassy Suites Hotel, 570 Scenic Gulf
Drive, Destin, FL 32550, telephone: (850) 337-7000;
    Wednesday, July 11, 2007, San Luis Resort, 5222 Seawall Boulevard,
Galveston, TX 77550, telephone: (409) 744-1500;
    Thursday, July 12, 2007, Best Western Marina Grand, 300 N.
Shoreline Blvd., Corpus Christi, TX 78401, telephone: (361) 883-5111.
    Copies of the Amendment a can be obtained by calling the Council
office at (813) 348-1630.

Special Accommodations

    These meetings are physically accessible to people with
disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other
auxiliary aids should be directed to Tina Trezza at the Council (see
ADDRESSES) at least 5 working days prior to the meeting.

    Dated: June 18, 2007.
Tracey L. Thompson,
Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine
Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. E7-12004 Filed 6-20-07; 8:45 am]

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