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Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting

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


Notice of public meeting.


The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council) and the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission's Summer Flounder, Scup and Black Sea Bass Board (Board) will hold a public meeting.


The meeting will be held Thursday, February 10, 2000, from 1:00-5:00 p.m.


This meeting will be held at the Radisson Hotel, 901 N. Fairfax Street, Alexandria, VA; telephone 703-683-6000.

Council Address: Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council, 300 S. New Street, Dover, DE 19904, telephone 302-674-2331.

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Daniel T. Furlong, Executive Director, Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council; telephone: 302-674-2331, ext. 19.

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The Council and Board will consider the following items: Discuss the development of a conservation equivalency amendment for summer flounder; discuss the development of an amendment to review allocation of annual total allowable catch and discards and revise summer period state by state quotas for scup; possible review and comment on 2000 specifications for summer flounder, scup, and black sea bass; discussion of disapproved portions of Sustainable Fisheries Act amendment for summer flounder, scup, and black sea bass; and discussion of other measures that would be included in amendments to summer flounder, scup, and black sea bass.

Although non-emergency issues not contained in this agenda may come before the Council and Commission for discussion, these issues may not be the subject of formal Council action during this meeting. Council action will be restricted to those issues specifically listed in this document 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.

Special Accommodations

This meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Joanna Davis, 302-674-2331, at least 5 days prior to the meeting date.

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Dated: January 19, 2000.

Richard W. Surdi,

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

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[FR Doc. 00-1701 Filed 1-24-00; 8:45 am]