New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting, 5421 [2016-01842]


[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 21 (Tuesday, February 2, 2016)]
[Page 5421]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office []
[FR Doc No: 2016-01842]



National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting

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

ACTION: Notice; public meeting.


SUMMARY: The New England Fishery Management Council (Council), Sea 
Scallop Committee, Advisory Panel and PDT are scheduling an inshore 
Atlantic Sea Scallop Fishing Industry workshop to consider actions 
affecting New England fisheries in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ).

DATES: This meeting will be held on Monday, February 22 and Tuesday, 
February 23, 2016, beginning at 8:30 a.m. both days.

ADDRESSES: The workshop will be held at the Crowne Plaza, 801 Greenwich 
Ave., Warwick, RI 02886; telephone: (401) 732-6000.
    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.


Workshop Agenda

    The Council is hosting a workshop to provide an opportunity for 
participants in the scallop fishery to discuss concerns raised by some 
about the consequences of inshore scallop fishing practices. The 
workshop will support constructive and open dialogue between all users 
of the resource, scientific experts, fishery managers, and interested 
members of the public. In accordance with section 302(g)(2) of the 
Magnuson-Stevens Act, this workshop is considered to be an ad hoc 
advisory panel. Any recommendations made by this panel will be 
forwarded to the Council's Scallop Advisory Panel and Oversight 
Committee for full consideration.
    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 listed in this notice 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 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 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: January 28, 2016.
Tracey L. Thompson,
Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National 
Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2016-01842 Filed 2-1-16; 8:45 am]