73 FR 52831 E8-21095. New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting  

  • Summary

    The New England Fishery Management Council's (Council) Groundfish Oversight Committee will meet to consider actions affecting New England fisheries in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ).

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    DATES: Back to Top

    The meeting will be held on Monday, September 29, 2008 at 9 a.m.

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    The meeting will be held at the Holiday Inn, One Newbury Street, Route 1, Peabody, MA 01960; telephone: (978) 535-4600.

    Council address: New England Fishery Management Council, 50 Water Street, Mill 2, Newburyport, MA 01950.


    Paul J. Howard, Executive Director, New England Fishery Management Council; telephone: (978) 465-0492.


    The items of discussion in the committee's agenda are as follows:

    The Groundfish Oversight Committee will meet to continue development of Amendment 16 to the Northeast Multispecies Fishery Management Plan (FMP). Amendment 16 will adjust management measures as necessary to continue stock rebuilding. The Committee will finalize its recommendations for measures that will be analyzed in the draft amendment document. They will discuss measures for both the commercial and recreational components of the fishery at this meeting. This will include recommendations for rebuilding strategies and target fishing mortality rates as well as changes to measures that will achieve the targeted rates. The Committee may also review sector policies, the setting of annual catch limits, accountability measures, and other amendment alternatives. Committee recommendations will be presented to the New England Fishery Management Council at a later meeting.

    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 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 Fishery Conservation and Management Act, provided the public has been notified of the Council's intent to take final action to address the emergency.

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    This meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Paul J. Howard (see ADDRESSES) at least 5 days prior to the meeting date.

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    16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq.

    Dated: September 8, 2008.

    Tracey L. Thompson,

    Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service.

    [FR Doc. E8-21095 Filed 9-10-08; 8:45 am]

    BILLING CODE 3510-22-S

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Notice; public meeting.
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73 FR 52831
The meeting will be held on Monday, September 29, 2008 at 9 a.m.
52831-52831 (1 pages)