New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting, 35372 [E8-14066]

Download as PDF 35372 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 121 / Monday, June 23, 2008 / Notices Although other non-emergency issues not on the agenda may come before the AHGIFQAP for discussion, in accordance with the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson-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 Council’s intent to take action to address the emergency. 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 O’Hern at the Council (see ADDRESSES) at least 5 working days prior to the meeting. Dated: June 18, 2008. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. E8–14068 Filed 6–20–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN: 0648–XI53 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: The New England Fishery Management Council (Council) is scheduling a public meeting of its Scallop Committee, in July, 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. SUMMARY: This meeting will be held on Tuesday, July 8, 2008, at 9:30 a.m. ADDRESSES: This meeting will be held at the Hilton Garden Inn, One Thurber Street, Warwick, RI 02886; telephone: (401) 734–9600; fax: (401) 734–9700 Council address: New England Fishery Management Council, 50 Water Street, Mill 2, Newburyport, MA 01950. mmaher on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES DATES: VerDate Aug<31>2005 01:51 Jun 21, 2008 Jkt 214001 Paul J. Howard, Executive Director, New England Fishery Management Council; telephone: (978) 465–0492. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE The committee will review public scoping comments on Amendment 15 and begin development of alternatives. The scoping issues included: implementation of annual catch limits (ACLs); measures to rationalize the limited access scallop fishery; revision of the overfishing definition; modifications to specific aspects of the general category limited entry program implemented by Amendment 11; measures to address essential fish habitat (EFH) closed areas in the Scallop Fishery Management Plan (FMP) if the EFH Omnibus Amendment is delayed; alternatives to improve the research setaside program and modifying the start date of the scallop fishing year. Other issues may also be discussed based on input from scoping. The committee will also review Section 7 Endangered Species Act Consultation for the Scallop FMP (Biological Opinion) and discuss potential management implications. The committee may discuss other topics at their discretion. 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. RIN: 0648–XI56 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 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, Executive Director, at (978) 465–0492, at least 5 days prior to the meeting date. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: June 18, 2008. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. E8–14066 Filed 6–20–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 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 Scientific and Statistical Committee on July 10, 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. DATES: This meeting will be held on Thursday, July 10, 2008, at 8:30 a.m. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Gulf of Maine Research Institute, 350 Commercial Street, Portland, ME 04101; telephone: (207) 772–2321; fax: (207) 772–6855. 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: In addition to electing a Chairman and Vice Chairman, the Science and Statistical Committee (SSC) will: (1) review and develop comments on the NMFS proposed rule that addresses requirements for annual catch limits and accountability measures; (2) as part of Amendment 16 to the Council’s Northeast Multispecies (Groundfish) Fishery Management Plan, review a proposed process for setting northeast multispecies overfishing levels, acceptable biological catch and annual catch limits; (3) review Groundfish Plan Development Team guidance for evaluating uncertainty when setting annual catch limits, and; 4) review analytic techniques for estimating the economic impacts of groundfish management actions. 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. 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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN: 0648-XI53


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 (Council) is 
scheduling a public meeting of its Scallop Committee, in July, 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.

DATES: This meeting will be held on Tuesday, July 8, 2008, at 9:30 a.m.

ADDRESSES: This meeting will be held at the Hilton Garden Inn, One 
Thurber Street, Warwick, RI 02886; telephone: (401) 734-9600; fax: 
(401) 734-9700
    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 committee will review public scoping 
comments on Amendment 15 and begin development of alternatives. The 
scoping issues included: implementation of annual catch limits (ACLs); 
measures to rationalize the limited access scallop fishery; revision of 
the overfishing definition; modifications to specific aspects of the 
general category limited entry program implemented by Amendment 11; 
measures to address essential fish habitat (EFH) closed areas in the 
Scallop Fishery Management Plan (FMP) if the EFH Omnibus Amendment is 
delayed; alternatives to improve the research set-aside program and 
modifying the start date of the scallop fishing year. Other issues may 
also be discussed based on input from scoping. The committee will also 
review Section 7 Endangered Species Act Consultation for the Scallop 
FMP (Biological Opinion) and discuss potential management implications. 
The committee may discuss other topics at their discretion.
    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, Executive Director, at (978) 465-
0492, at least 5 days prior to the meeting date.

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

    Dated: June 18, 2008.
Tracey L. Thompson,
Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine 
Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. E8-14066 Filed 6-20-08; 8:45 am]
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