New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting, 52450 [2015-21446]

Download as PDF 52450 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 168 / Monday, August 31, 2015 / Notices The dates, times and locations of the scoping meetings are as follows: 1. Tuesday, September 15, 2015, 6:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m., North Carolina Department of Marine Fisheries, Washington Regional Office Hearing Room, 943 Washington Square Mall, Highway 17, Washington, NC 27889; telephone: (252) 946–6481. 2. Wednesday, September 16, 2015, 6 p.m.–8 p.m., Virginia Marine Resources Commission, 4th Floor Meeting Room, 2600 Washington Avenue, Newport News, VA 23607; telephone: (757) 247– 2200. 3. Thursday, September 17, 2015, 6:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m., Congress Hall Hotel, 200 Congress Place, Cape May, NJ 08294; telephone: (844) 264–5030. 4. Monday September 21, 2015. 6:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m., Kingsborough Community College, Building T–3, 2001 Oriental Boulevard, Brooklyn, NY 11235; telephone: (718) 368–5000. 5. Monday, September 28, 2015, 6:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m., University of Rhode Island, Bay Campus, Corless Auditorium, 215 South Ferry Road, Narragansett, RI 02882; telephone: (401) 874–6222. 6. Tuesday, September 29, 2015, 6:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m., New York Department of Environmental Conservation, Bureau of Marine Resources, Hearing Room, 205 North Bell Mead Road, Suite 1, East Setauket, NY 11733; telephone: (631) 444–0430. 7. Wednesday, September 30, 2015, 6:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m., Worcester County Library, Ocean Pines Branch, Meeting Room, 11107 Cathell Road, Berlin, MD 21811; telephone: (410) 208–4014. 8. Thursday, October 1, 2015, 6:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m., Webinar. Information on how to connect to the webinar will be available on the events page of the Council Web site: www.mafmc.org/ council-events/. There will be an audio only option which will require a phone connection. The goal of this action is to proactively protect the ecosystem role of unmanaged forage species. In this context, ‘‘unmanaged’’ refers to species not currently managed by the MidAtlantic, New England, or South Atlantic Fishery Management Councils, or the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission. The Council has not yet determined which type of action it will develop. The action could take the form of a new fishery management plan, an amendment to an existing fishery management plan, or another action. Scoping is the process of identifying issues, potential impacts, and a reasonable range of alternatives associated with a management action. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:19 Aug 28, 2015 Jkt 235001 Scoping provides the first and best opportunity for the public to make suggestions and raise concerns about new Council actions. Public comments early in the development of this action will help the Council identify effective management alternatives and issues of concern. Special Accommodations These meetings are 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: August 26, 2015. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2015–21447 Filed 8–28–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P initial recommendations from the Scallop Plan Development Team (PDT) for FY 2016 and FY 2017 (default) fishery specifications (Framework 27). The Advisors will also provide input on potential Council work priorities for 2016 related to the scallop fishery management plan, and potentially identify recommendations for prioritizing the various potential work items. Staff will review from [draft analyses prepared for Amendment 19,] an action to address timing issues for fishery specifications, and advisors will identify preferred alternative recommendations. Staff will review progress on planning of a future workshop to discuss issues about potential inshore depletion. Finally, staff will review preliminary input from the PDT based on a Council motion to evaluate how to potentially improve information collected by observers on discard mortality and highgrading. Other business may be discussed. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Special Accommodations National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration This meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Thomas A. Nies, Executive Director, at (978) 465–0492, at least 5 days prior to the meeting date. RIN 0648–XE148 New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; public meeting. AGENCY: The New England Fishery Management Council (Council) is scheduling a public meeting of its Scallop Advisory Panel 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 Wednesday, September 16, 2015 at 10 a.m. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Hilton Garden Inn, 100 Boardman Street, Boston, MA 02128; telephone: (617) 567–6789; fax: (617) 561–0798. Council address: New England Fishery Management Council, 50 Water Street, Mill 2, Newburyport, MA 01950. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Thomas A. Nies, Executive Director, New England Fishery Management Council; telephone: (978) 465–0492. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: Agenda The Advisors will review preliminary 2015 scallop survey results and discuss PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: August 26, 2015. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2015–21446 Filed 8–28–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XE136 Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC); Public Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; public meeting. AGENCY: The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council’s (MAFMC) Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC) will hold a public meeting. DATES: The meeting will be held on Wednesday and Thursday, September 16–17, 2015, from 9 a.m. on September 16 and conclude by 2 p.m. on September 17. For agenda details, see SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\31AUN1.SGM 31AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 168 (Monday, August 31, 2015)]
[Notices]
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[FR Doc No: 2015-21446]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XE148


New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting

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

ACTION: Notice; public meeting.

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SUMMARY: The New England Fishery Management Council (Council) is 
scheduling a public meeting of its Scallop Advisory Panel 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 Wednesday, September 16, 2015 at 10 
a.m.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Hilton Garden Inn, 100 
Boardman Street, Boston, MA 02128; telephone: (617) 567-6789; fax: 
(617) 561-0798.
    Council address: New England Fishery Management Council, 50 Water 
Street, Mill 2, Newburyport, MA 01950.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Thomas A. Nies, Executive Director, 
New England Fishery Management Council; telephone: (978) 465-0492.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Agenda

    The Advisors will review preliminary 2015 scallop survey results 
and discuss initial recommendations from the Scallop Plan Development 
Team (PDT) for FY 2016 and FY 2017 (default) fishery specifications 
(Framework 27). The Advisors will also provide input on potential 
Council work priorities for 2016 related to the scallop fishery 
management plan, and potentially identify recommendations for 
prioritizing the various potential work items. Staff will review from 
[draft analyses prepared for Amendment 19,] an action to address timing 
issues for fishery specifications, and advisors will identify preferred 
alternative recommendations. Staff will review progress on planning of 
a future workshop to discuss issues about potential inshore depletion. 
Finally, staff will review preliminary input from the PDT based on a 
Council motion to evaluate how to potentially improve information 
collected by observers on discard mortality and highgrading. Other 
business may be discussed.

Special Accommodations

    This meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. 
Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids 
should be directed to Thomas A. Nies, Executive Director, at (978) 465-
0492, at least 5 days prior to the meeting date.

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

    Dated: August 26, 2015.
Tracey L. Thompson,
Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National 
Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2015-21446 Filed 8-28-15; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 3510-22-P