National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce
Notice of a public meeting.
The New England Fishery Management Council (Council) is scheduling a public meeting of its Skate Committee, in March, 2008, 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.Start Printed Page 12710
This meeting will be held on Friday, March 28, 2008, at 10 a.m.
This meeting will be held at the Four Points Sheraton, 407 Squire Road, Revere, MA 02151: telephone: (781) 284-7200; fax: (781) 289-3176.
Council address: New England Fishery Management Council, 50 Water Street, Mill 2, 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 Committee will review Plan Development Team (PDT) recommendations for skate catch limits and/or targets for Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC) review and discuss and recommend catch targets, taking into account biological and economic risk. The committee will also discuss and recommend methods for catch monitoring (by species, by fishery, by region, by season, etc.) and discuss and recommend accountability measures and their application. In addition, the committee will discuss and approve Amendment 3 measures recommended by the PDT to restrict skate fishing on Multispecies “B” days-at-sea.
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: March 5, 2008.
Tracey L. Thompson,
Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. E8-4615 Filed 3-7-08; 8:45 am]
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