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Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC); Meeting

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National Marine Fisheries Service (NStart Printed Page 69508MFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce.


Notice of public meeting.


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


Wednesday, December 4, 2002, from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m.


The meeting will be held at the Renaissance Hotel Philadelphia Airport, 500 Stevens Drive, Philadelphia, PA, telephone 610-521-5900.

Council address: Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council, Room 2115, 300 S. New Street, Dover, DE 19904. ASMFC, 1444 Eye Street, NW, 6th Floor, Washington, DC 20005.

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Daniel T. Furlong, Executive Director, MAFMC, telephone 302-674-2331, ext. 19. Vince O'Shea, Executive Director, ASMFC, telephone 202-289-6400, ext. 304.

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The purpose of this meeting is to discuss the 2003 recreational management measures for summer flounder, scup, and black sea bass.

Although non-emergency issues not contained in this agenda may come before the Council for discussion, in accordance with the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson-Stevens Act), those issues may not be the subject of formal Council action during these meetings. Action will be restricted to those issues specifically listed in this notice and any issue 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 this 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 Mid-Atlantic Council Office at least 5 days prior to the meeting date.

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Dated: November 12, 2002.

Richard W. Surdi,

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

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[FR Doc. 02-29186 Filed 11-15-02; 8:45 am]