National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce.
Notice; public meeting.
The New England Fishery Management Council (Council) is scheduling a public meeting of its Scallop Committee in September, 2006 to consider actions affecting New England fisheries in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ). Recommendations from this group will be brought to the full Council for formal consideration and action, if appropriate.
This meeting will be held on Wednesday, September 13, 2006, at 9 a.m.
This meeting will be held at the Holiday Inn, 700 Myles Standish Boulevard, Taunton, MA 02780: telephone: (508) 823-0430; fax: (508) 880-6480.
Council address: New England Fishery Management Council, 50 Water Street, Mill 2, Newburyport, MA 01950.Start Further Info Start Printed Page 50046
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 Committee will further develop alternatives for consideration in the Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (DSEIS) for Amendment 11. These final recommendations will be forwarded to the full Council for approval at the September 2006 Council Meeting. The Committee will also have a presentation on the updated exploitable estimate for the Elephant Trunk Area. No action is necessary by the Committee or Council - this is an informative report from the Scallop Plan Development Team. The Committee may consider other topics at their discretion.
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, Executive Director, at (978) 465-0492, at least 5 days prior to the meeting date.Start Signature
Dated: August 18, 2006.
Tracey L. Thompson,
Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. E6-13988 Filed 8-23-06; 8:45 am]
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