National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce.
Notice of public meeting.
The New England Fishery Management Council (Council) is scheduling a public meeting of its Essential Fish Habitat Tech Team and Representatives from its Groundfish, Monkfish, Habitat, Sea Scallops, Skate, Whiting and Herring Advisory Panels in April, 2003. Recommendations from the committee will be brought to the full Council for formal consideration and action, if appropriate.
The meeting will held on Thursday, April 10, 2003, at 9 a.m.
The meeting will be held at the Holiday Inn Taunton,700 Myles Standish Boulevard, Taunton, MA 02780; telephone: (508) 823-0430.
Council address: New England Fishery Management Council, 50 Water Street, Newburyport, MA 01950.Start Further Info
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Paul J. Howard, Executive Director, New England Fishery Management Council; telephone: (978) 465-0492.End Further Info End Preamble Start Supplemental Information
The panels will develop one habitat closed area alternative that will be analyzed and incorporated into both Amendment 10 to the Scallop Fishery Management Plan (FMP) and Amendment 13 to the Multispecies 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.
This meeting is 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.Start Signature
Dated: March 20, 2003.
Matteo J. Milazzo,
Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 03-7254 Filed 3-25-03; 8:45 am]
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