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New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings

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AGENCY:

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

ACTION:

Notice of public meetings.

SUMMARY:

The New England Fishery Management Council (Council) is scheduling a public meeting of its Research Steering Committee and Groundfish Oversight Committee in August and September, 2001 to consider actions affecting New England fisheries in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ). Recommendations from these groups will be brought to the full Council for formal consideration and action, if appropriate.

DATES:

The meetings will be held on August 30, 2001 and September 4, 2001. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION for specific dates and times.

ADDRESSES:

The meetings will be held in Peabody, MA and Portland, ME. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION for specific locations. -

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

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

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

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Meeting Dates and Agendas

Thursday, August 30, 2001, 9:30 a.m.- Research Steering Committee Meeting. -

Location: Holiday Inn, One Newbury Street, Route 1, Peabody, MA 01960; telephone: (978) 535-4600. -

The Council's Research Steering Committee will meet to review a final report submitted to NMFS by Dr. Chris Glass of the Manomet Center for Conservation Sciences concerning a series of workshops held to solicit fishermen's views on bycatch/discard/conservation engineering issues. -

Tuesday, September 4, 2001, 9:30 a.m.- Groundfish Oversight Committee Meeting. -

Location: Holiday Inn by the Bay, 88 Spring Street, Portland, ME 04101; telephone: (207) 775-2311. -

The Groundfish committee will meet to finalize options for Framework 36 to the Northeast Multispecies Fishery Management Plan (FMP). -

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

Special Accommodations

These meetings are 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 dates.

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Dated: August 8, 2001.

Richard W. Surdi,

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

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[FR Doc. 01-20568 Filed 8-14-01; 8:45 am]

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