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Notice of a public meeting.
The South Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold a meeting of its Coral Advisory Panel (AP) in North Charleston, SC.
The meeting will take place October 25-26, 2011. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION for specific dates and times.
The meeting will be held at the Hilton Garden Inn, 5265 International Blvd., North Charleston, SC 29418; telephone: (800) 445-8667; fax: (843) 308-9331.Start Further Info
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Kim Iverson, Public Information Officer, South Atlantic Fishery Management Council, 4055 Faber Place Drive, Suite 201, N. Charleston, SC 29405; telephone: (843) 571-4366 or toll free (866) SAFMC-10; fax: (843) 769-4520; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.End Further Info End Preamble Start Supplemental Information
Members of the Coral AP will meet from 8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. on October 25, 2011 and from 8:30 a.m. until 12 noon on October 26, 2011.
Issues to be addressed at the meeting include: An overview of coral research and activity in the South Atlantic region; a discussion of measures to be included in the Comprehensive Ecosystem-Based Amendment 3; an overview of Spiny Lobster Amendment 11, including proposed closures in the spiny lobster fishery with the intent of protecting elkhorn and staghorn corals; an overview of Marine and Estuarine Goal Setting Criteria for South Florida (MARES) Program; and a review of Oculina research activities. Updates will be given on the following: The NOAA Fisheries Habitat Conservation Division; the Council's Invasive Species Policy and the Coral Reef Conservation Program Grant Projects; and the U.S. Coral Reef Task Force Meeting.
These meetings are physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for auxiliary aids should be directed to the Council office (see ADDRESSES) 3 days prior to the meeting.
The times and sequence specified in this agenda are subject to change.Start Signature
Dated: October 3, 2011.
Tracey L. Thompson,
Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2011-25841 Filed 10-5-11; 8:45 am]
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