Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC); Public Meetings, 34282 [2017-15502]

Download as PDF 34282 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 140 / Monday, July 24, 2017 / Notices Demersal Committee Meeting as a Committee of the Whole With the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission’s (ASMFC) Summer Flounder, Scup and Black Sea Bass and Bluefish Boards DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XF565 Bluefish Specifications Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC); Public Meetings National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. AGENCY: ACTION: Notice of public meetings. Review SSC, Monitoring Committee, Advisory Panel, and staff recommendations for 2018 specifications, recommend any changes if necessary and review the ASMFC Bluefish Fishery Management Plan. Scup Specifications The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold public meetings of the Council and its Committees. SUMMARY: The meetings will be held beginning at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, August 8, 2017, and ending at 1 p.m. on Thursday, August 10, 2017. For agenda details, see SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. DATES: Review SSC, Monitoring Committee, Advisory Panel, and staff recommendations for 2018–19 specifications, recommend any changes to 2018 specifications if necessary and consider setting specifications for 2019. Summer Flounder Amendment Approve Demersal Committee and ASMFC Board recommendations regarding alternatives. The meeting will be held at: Courtyard Marriott, 21 N. Juniper Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107; telephone: (215) 496–3200. Council address: Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council, 800 N. State St., Suite 201, Dover, DE 19901; telephone: (302) 674–2331. Wednesday, August 9, 2017 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Review SSC, Monitoring Committee, Advisory Panel, and staff recommendations regarding previously implemented 2018 specifications and recommend any changes if necessary. ADDRESSES: Christopher M. Moore, Ph.D., Executive Director, Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council; telephone: (302) 526–5255. The Council’s Web site, www.mafmc.org also has details on the meeting location, proposed agenda, webinar listen-in access, and briefing materials. The following items are on the agenda; though agenda items may be addressed out of order (changes will be noted on the Council’s Web site when possible.) SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Tuesday, August 8, 2017 mstockstill on DSK30JT082PROD with NOTICES Surfclam/Ocean Quahog Review scoping comments for excessive shares alternatives to the Excessive Shares Amendment and discuss next steps for amendment development and discuss Surfclam overfishing limit (OFL) and acceptable biological catch (ABC). Risk Policy Framework—Meeting 1 Initiate framework and review risk policy and ABC framework alternatives. 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Thursday, August 10, 2017 Business Session Committee Reports (SSC); Executive Director’s Report on chub mackerel amendment update, MAFMC involvement in NEFMC Groundfish Framework 57 (southern windowpane flounder accountability measures) and review timing of the Nantucket/Martha’s Vineyard Squid Buffer Framework Action; Science Report; Organization Reports; Liaison Reports; and Continuing and New Business. Although non-emergency issues not contained in this agenda may come before this group 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 these meetings. Actions 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 Act, provided the public has been notified of the Council’s intent to take final action to address the emergency. 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: July 19, 2017. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. 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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XF565


Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC); Public Meetings

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

ACTION: Notice of public meetings.

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SUMMARY: The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council) will 
hold public meetings of the Council and its Committees.

DATES: The meetings will be held beginning at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, August 
8, 2017, and ending at 1 p.m. on Thursday, August 10, 2017. For agenda 
details, see SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at: Courtyard Marriott, 21 N. 
Juniper Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107; telephone: (215) 496-3200.
    Council address: Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council, 800 N. 
State St., 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. The Council's Web site, www.mafmc.org also has details on the 
meeting location, proposed agenda, webinar listen-in access, and 
briefing materials.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The following items are on the agenda; 
though agenda items may be addressed out of order (changes will be 
noted on the Council's Web site when possible.)

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Surfclam/Ocean Quahog

    Review scoping comments for excessive shares alternatives to the 
Excessive Shares Amendment and discuss next steps for amendment 
development and discuss Surfclam overfishing limit (OFL) and acceptable 
biological catch (ABC).

Risk Policy Framework--Meeting 1

    Initiate framework and review risk policy and ABC framework 
alternatives.

Demersal Committee Meeting as a Committee of the Whole With the 
Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission's (ASMFC) Summer Flounder, 
Scup and Black Sea Bass and Bluefish Boards

Bluefish Specifications
    Review SSC, Monitoring Committee, Advisory Panel, and staff 
recommendations for 2018 specifications, recommend any changes if 
necessary and review the ASMFC Bluefish Fishery Management Plan.
Scup Specifications
    Review SSC, Monitoring Committee, Advisory Panel, and staff 
recommendations for 2018-19 specifications, recommend any changes to 
2018 specifications if necessary and consider setting specifications 
for 2019.
Summer Flounder Amendment
    Approve Demersal Committee and ASMFC Board recommendations 
regarding alternatives.

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Demersal Committee Meeting as a Committee of the Whole With the 
Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission's Summer Flounder, Scup and 
Black Sea Bass Boards

Summer Flounder Specifications
    Review SSC, Monitoring Committee, Advisory Panel, and staff 
recommendations regarding previously implemented 2018 specifications 
and recommend any changes if necessary.
Summer Flounder Recreational Issues
    Report from the Board's Summer Flounder Recreational Working Group 
on work toward short- and long-term improvements to recreational 
specifications process.
Black Sea Bass Specifications
    Review SSC, Monitoring Committee, Advisory Panel, and staff 
recommendations regarding previously implemented 2018 specifications 
and recommend any changes if necessary.
Black Sea Bass Recreational Issues and Amendment Consideration
    Discuss potential opening of black sea bass wave 1 fishery in 2018, 
report from Board on addendum for 2018 black sea bass recreational 
management, report from Board on potential reconsideration of northern 
state's wave 6 measures and review initiation of black sea bass 
amendment (December 2015 motion).
Law Enforcement Reports
    Reports will be received from the NOAA Office of Law Enforcement 
and the U.S. Coast Guard.
Ecosystem Approach to Fisheries Management Risk Assessment
    Review and approve draft risk elements for risk matrix.

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Business Session

    Committee Reports (SSC); Executive Director's Report on chub 
mackerel amendment update, MAFMC involvement in NEFMC Groundfish 
Framework 57 (southern windowpane flounder accountability measures) and 
review timing of the Nantucket/Martha's Vineyard Squid Buffer Framework 
Action; Science Report; Organization Reports; Liaison Reports; and 
Continuing and New Business.
    Although non-emergency issues not contained in this agenda may come 
before this group 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 these 
meetings. Actions 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 Act, provided the public has been notified of the 
Council's intent to take final action to address the emergency.

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: July 19, 2017.
Tracey L. Thompson,
Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National 
Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2017-15502 Filed 7-21-17; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 3510-22-P