Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting, 31023 [2015-13056]

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In fulfilling its consultation responsibility under the ESA, MSA, NHPA, CZMA and NEPA, NOAA intends to identify consulting parties and involve the public in accordance with NOAA’s NEPA procedures, and develop in consultation with identified consulting parties alternatives and proposed measures that might avoid, minimize or mitigate any adverse effects on endangered species, essential fish habitat, historic properties, or coastal zone management issues, and describe them in any environmental assessment or draft environmental impact statement. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1431 et seq. Dated: May 21, 2015. John Armor, Acting Director for the Office of National Marine Sanctuaries. 31023 Bass Advisory Panel (AP) will hold a public meeting. DATES: The meeting will be held on Wednesday June 17, 2015 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For agenda details, see SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Double Tree by Hilton Baltimore— BWI Airport, 890 Elkridge Landing Road, Linthicum, MD 21090; telephone: (410) 859–8400. Council address: Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council, 800 N. State Street, Suite 201, Dover, DE 19901; telephone: (302) 674–2331. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Christopher M. Moore, Ph.D., Executive Director, Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council, telephone: (302) 526–5255. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The MAFMC’s Summer Flounder, Scup, and Black Sea Bass Advisory Panel (AP) will meet jointly with the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission’s (ASMFC) Summer Flounder, Scup, and Black Sea Bass Advisory Panels. The purpose of this meeting is to discuss recent performance of the commercial and recreational fisheries for summer flounder, scup, and black sea bass. Council staff will work with the AP to write 2015 Fishery Performance Reports. The MAFMC and the ASMFC will consider the Fishery Performance Reports in August when setting fishery specifications (i.e. catch and landings limits and management measures) for 2016–18. Special Accommodations The meeting is 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. BILLING CODE 3510–NK–P Dated: May 26, 2015. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE [FR Doc. 2015–13056 Filed 5–29–15; 8:45 am] [FR Doc. 2015–12877 Filed 5–29–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of public meeting. 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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 104 (Monday, June 1, 2015)]
[Notices]
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[FR Doc No: 2015-13056]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting

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

ACTION: Notice of public meeting.

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SUMMARY: The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council's (MAFMC) Summer 
Flounder, Scup, and Black Sea Bass Advisory Panel (AP) will hold a 
public meeting.

DATES: The meeting will be held on Wednesday June 17, 2015 from 10 a.m. 
to 4 p.m. For agenda details, see SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Double Tree by Hilton 
Baltimore--BWI Airport, 890 Elkridge Landing Road, Linthicum, MD 21090; 
telephone: (410) 859-8400.
    Council address: Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council, 800 N. 
State Street, Suite 201, Dover, DE 19901; telephone: (302) 674-2331.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Christopher M. Moore, Ph.D., Executive 
Director, Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council, telephone: (302) 
526-5255.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The MAFMC's Summer Flounder, Scup, and Black 
Sea Bass Advisory Panel (AP) will meet jointly with the Atlantic States 
Marine Fisheries Commission's (ASMFC) Summer Flounder, Scup, and Black 
Sea Bass Advisory Panels. The purpose of this meeting is to discuss 
recent performance of the commercial and recreational fisheries for 
summer flounder, scup, and black sea bass. Council staff will work with 
the AP to write 2015 Fishery Performance Reports. The MAFMC and the 
ASMFC will consider the Fishery Performance Reports in August when 
setting fishery specifications (i.e. catch and landings limits and 
management measures) for 2016-18.

Special Accommodations

    The meeting is 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: May 26, 2015.
Tracey L. Thompson,
Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National 
Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2015-13056 Filed 5-29-15; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 3510-22-P