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Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council; Meetings

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


Notice of public meetings.


The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council's (MAFMC) Summer Flounder Monitoring Committee, Scup Monitoring Committee, Black Sea Bass Monitoring Committee, and Bluefish Monitoring Committee will hold public meetings.


The meeting will be held on Tuesday, August 8, 2000, the Scup Monitoring Committee will begin meeting at 9:00 a.m. followed by the Summer Flounder Monitoring Committee, the Black Sea Bass Monitoring Committee and the Bluefish Monitoring Committee.


These meetings will be held at the Sheraton International Airport, 7032 Elm Road, BWI Airport, Baltimore, MD 21240, telephone: 410-859-3300.

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, MAFMC, telephone: 302-674-2331, ext. 19.

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The purpose of these meetings is to recommend the 2001 commercial management measures, commercial quotas, and recreational harvest limits for summer flounder, scup, and black sea bass. The Bluefish Monitoring Committee will meet to recommend commercial management measures, recreational management measures, and a commercial quota for bluefish for 2001.

Although non-emergency issues not contained in this agenda may come before this Council for discussion, those issues may not be the subject of formal action during this meeting. Action will be restricted to those issues specifically listed in this notice and any issues arising after publication of this notice that require emergency action under section 305(c) of the Magnuson-Stevens, 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 at the Council at least 5 days prior to the meeting date.

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Dated: July 18, 2000.

Bruce C. Morehead,

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

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[FR Doc. 00-18651 Filed 7-21-00; 8:45 am]