National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce.
Notice; public meeting.
The New England Fishery Management Council (Council) is scheduling a public meeting of its Whiting Advisory Panel in August, 2010 to consider actions affecting New England fisheries in the exclusive
The meeting will be held on Friday, August 6, 2010 at 9 a.m.
Paul J. Howard, Executive Director, New England Fishery Management Council; telephone: (978) 465-0492.
The Council will hold a meeting for Whiting Advisors, stakeholders, and interested parties to provide input on fishery data that will be used to assess the status of and estimate biological reference points for silver hake, offshore hake, and red hake. The Council and NMFS is seeking advice about problems and potential solutions using data derived from reported landings, vessel trip reports, sea sampling and discard estimates, fishing effort, and research vessel surveys. A brief overview of these data will be presented by the lead assessment scientists.
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, Executive Director, at 978-465-0492, at least 5 days prior to the meeting date.
16 U.S.C. 1801