National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce.
Notice of public meetings.
The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council (Council) will separately convene its Mackerel and Reef Fish Advisory Panels (AP). This document replaces the notice published on September 29, 2004, due to rescheduling changes from the hurricane.
The Mackerel AP meeting will be convened by conference call at 10 a.m. est on Monday, October 25, 2004. The Reef Fish AP meeting will be convened by conference call at 10 a.m. est on Thursday, October 28, 2004.
See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION for locations of listening stations.
Council address: Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council, 3018 North U.S. Highway 301, Suite 1000, Tampa, FL 33619.Start Further Info
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Richard L. Leard, Deputy Executive Director, Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; telephone: (813) 228-2815.End Further Info End Preamble Start Supplemental Information
This notice originally published at 69 FR 58152 on September 29, 2004, and is republished due to scheduling changes from the hurricane.
Persons wishing to listen to the calls may do so at the following locations:
1. NMFS Panama City Laboratory, 3500 Delwood Beach Road, Panama City, FL, Contact: Gary Fitzhugh at 850-234-6541, extension 214.
2. NMFS Southeast Regional Office, 9721 North Executive Center Drive, St. Petersburg, FL, Contact: Peter Hood at 727-570-5728.
3. NMFS Pascagoula Laboratory, 3209 Frederic Street, Pascagoula, MS, Contact: Cheryl Hinkel 228-762-4591.
4. NMFS Galveston Laboratory (on 28th only), 4700 Avenue U, Galveston, TX, Contact: Rhonda O'Toole at 409-766-3500.
The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council (Council) will separately convene its Mackerel and Reef Fish Advisory Panels (AP) to review public hearing drafts of Start Printed Page 60146Amendment 15 to the Coastal Migratory Pelagics Fishery Management Plan (FMP) and Amendment 24 to the Reef Fish FMP. Each of these amendments contain alternatives to allow the existing commercial permit moratoria to expire, extend the moratoria for 5 or 10 years, or replace the moratoria with permanent limited access systems that would, in essence, maintain the cap on the number of permits indefinitely, or until replaced or eliminated by additional actions by the Council.
Although other non-emergency issues not on the agendas may be discussed by the APs, in accordance with the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, those issues may not be the subject of formal action during these meetings. Actions of the APs will be restricted to those issues specifically identified in the agendas 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 action to address the emergency.
Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Dawn Aring at the Council office (see ADDRESSES) by October 19, 2004.Start Signature
Dated: October 4, 2004.
Alan D. Risenhoover,
Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. E4-2526 Filed 10-6-04; 8:45 am]
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