New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting, 12709 [E8-4614]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 47 / Monday, March 10, 2008 / Notices The Gulf Council office (see ADDRESSES), and the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) offices as follows: St. Petersburg, FL 263 13th Avenue South, St. Petersburg, FL 33701, Contact: Stephen Holiman, telephone: (727) 551–5719; Galveston, TX 4700 Ave U, Conference room - Bldg 305, Galveston, TX 77551, Contact: Ronnie O’Toole, telephone: (409) 766– 3500; Special Accommodations The listening stations 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: March 5, 2008. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. E8–4613 Filed 3–7–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S Miami, FL 75 Virginia Beach Drive, Miami, FL 33149, Contact: Sophia Howard, telephone: (305) 361–4259; and DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Panama City, FL pwalker on PROD1PC71 with NOTICES 3500 Delwood Beach Road, Panama City, FL 32408, Contact: Janice Hamm, telephone: (850) 234–6541. The SEP will hold a conference call to discuss Reef Fish Amendment 30–B. Amendment 30B contains potential management measures to define overfishing and overfished thresholds and an optimum yield (OY) target for gag; end overfishing of gag; increase the total allowable catch (TAC) of the red grouper stock to its OY level; establish recreational and commercial allocations for gag and red grouper; establish accountability measures for gag to assure compliance with ending overfishing; adjust commercial grouper quotas and recreational grouper bag limits; closed seasons; and/or size limits; reduce discards and discard mortality of groupers; establish a new reef fish marine reserve and/or extend the duration of the existing MadisonSwanson and Steamboat Lumps marine reserves; and require that federally permitted reef fish vessels comply with the more restrictive of federal or state reef fish regulations when fishing in state waters. Although other non-emergency issues not on the agenda may come before the SEP for discussion, in accordance with the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (Magnsuon-Stevens Act), those issues may not be the subject of formal action during the meeting. Actions will be restricted to the issue 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 Act, provided the public has been notified of the SEP’s intent to take action to address the emergency. VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:39 Mar 07, 2008 Jkt 214001 RIN: 0648–XG15 New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of a public meeting. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The New England Fishery Management Council’s (Council) Groundfish Oversight Committee will meet to consider actions affecting New England fisheries in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ). DATES: The meeting will be held on Thursday, March 27, 2008, at 9 a.m. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Holiday Inn by the Bay, 88 Spring Street, Portland, ME 04101; telephone: (207) 775–2311. Council address: New England Fishery Management Council, 50 Water Street, Mill 2, Newburyport, MA 01950. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Paul J. Howard, Executive Director, New England Fishery Management Council; telephone: (978) 465–0492. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The items of discussion in the committee’s agenda are as follows: 1. The Groundfish Oversight Committee will meet to continue development of Amendment 16 to the Northeast Multispecies Fishery Management Plan. The Committee will address a wide range of issues at this meeting. These will include additional development of effort controls for the commercial fishery, such as days-at-sea restrictions, trip limits, closed areas, gear modifications, or other input controls. 2. They will also further develop Annual Catch Limit and Accountability PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 12709 Measure alternatives. Sector issues may also be discussed, such as how sectors participate in Special Access Programs and technical issues with respect to calculating each permit’s potential sector contribution. 3. The Committee may also review specific measures text, and may consider other groundfish management issues as time permits. Recommendations developed by the Committee will be reported to the Council at a future meeting. 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 Council’s intent to take final 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 Paul J. Howard (see ADDRESSES) at least 5 days prior to the meeting date. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: March 5, 2008. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. E8–4614 Filed 3–7–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN: 0648–XG16 New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce ACTION: Notice of a public meeting. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The New England Fishery Management Council (Council) is scheduling a public meeting of its Skate Committee, in March, 2008, 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. E:\FR\FM\10MRN1.SGM 10MRN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN: 0648-XG15


New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting

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

ACTION: Notice of a public meeting.

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SUMMARY: The New England Fishery Management Council's (Council) 
Groundfish Oversight Committee will meet to consider actions affecting 
New England fisheries in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ).

DATES: The meeting will be held on Thursday, March 27, 2008, at 9 a.m.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Holiday Inn by the Bay, 88 
Spring Street, Portland, ME 04101; telephone: (207) 775-2311.
    Council address: New England Fishery Management Council, 50 Water 
Street, Mill 2, Newburyport, MA 01950.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Paul J. Howard, Executive Director, 
New England Fishery Management Council; telephone: (978) 465-0492.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The items of discussion in the committee's 
agenda are as follows:
    1. The Groundfish Oversight Committee will meet to continue 
development of Amendment 16 to the Northeast Multispecies Fishery 
Management Plan. The Committee will address a wide range of issues at 
this meeting. These will include additional development of effort 
controls for the commercial fishery, such as days-at-sea restrictions, 
trip limits, closed areas, gear modifications, or other input controls.
    2. They will also further develop Annual Catch Limit and 
Accountability Measure alternatives. Sector issues may also be 
discussed, such as how sectors participate in Special Access Programs 
and technical issues with respect to calculating each permit's 
potential sector contribution.
    3. The Committee may also review specific measures text, and may 
consider other groundfish management issues as time permits. 
Recommendations developed by the Committee will be reported to the 
Council at a future meeting.
    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 Council's 
intent to take final 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 Paul J. Howard (see ADDRESSES) at least 5 days 
prior to the meeting date.

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

    Dated: March 5, 2008.
Tracey L. Thompson,
Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine 
Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. E8-4614 Filed 3-7-08; 8:45 am]
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