Schedules for Atlantic Shark Identification Workshops and Protected Species Safe Handling, Release, and Identification Workshops; Correction
NMFS announces that the address for the Atlantic Shark Identification workshop scheduled for November 17, 2011, in Charleston, SC, has been changed. This workshop was originally announced on September 27, 2011. The new address remains within the vicinity of Charleston, SC, but the workshop will be held at another venue. The workshop time and date remain unchanged: 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. on November 17, 2011. The October and December workshop locations remain unchanged. Atlantic Shark Identification workshops are mandatory for Atlantic Shark Dealer permit holders or their proxies. Additional free workshops will be held in 2011 and 2012.
New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings
The New England Fishery Management Council's (Council) Groundfish Advisory Panel, Recreational Advisory Panel and Groundfish Oversight Committee will hold three meetings to consider actions affecting New England fisheries in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ).
Request for Applications for Vacant Seats on the Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council
The ONMS is seeking applications for the following six vacant seats on the Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council: recreational diving, oil and gas operations, recreational fishing, commercial fishing, research and education. Applicants are chosen based upon their particular expertise and experience in relation to the seat for which they are applying; community and professional affiliations; philosophy regarding the protection and management of marine resources; and possibly the length of residence in the area affected by the sanctuary. Applicants who are chosen as members should expect to serve three-year terms, pursuant to the council's Charter.