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Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting

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AGENCY:

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

ACTION:

Notice of public meeting.

SUMMARY:

The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council’s (MAFMC) Atlantic Mackerel, Squid and Butterfish Monitoring Committee will hold a public meeting.

DATES:

The meeting will be held on Friday, April 19, 2002, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.

ADDRESSES:

This meeting will be held at the Sheraton International Hotel, Baltimore Washington International Airport, 7032 Elm Road, Baltimore, MD; telephone: 410-859-3300.

Council address: Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council, Room 2115, 300 S. New Street, Dover, DE 19904.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

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

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

The purpose of this meeting is to make quota recommendations for the 2003 fishing year for Atlantic mackerel, Loligo and Illex squid, and butterfish and consider an in-season adjustment to the 2002 Loligo quota.

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 MAFMC’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 MAFMC Office (see ADDRESSES) at least 5 days prior to the meeting date.

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Dated: March 27, 2002.

Theophilus R. Brainerd,

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

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[FR Doc. 02-8083 Filed 4-2-02; 8:45 am]

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