Notice of public meeting.
The Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC) of the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold a meeting.
The meeting will be held on Wednesday, January 23, 2013 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The meeting will be held at the Hilton Baltimore BWI Airport, 1739 West Nursery Road, Linthicum Heights, MD 21090; telephone: (410) 694-0808.
Council address: Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council, 800 N. State Street, Suite 201, Dover, DE 19901; telephone: (302) 674-2331.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Christopher M. Moore Ph.D., Executive Director, Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council, 800 N. State Street, Suite 201, Dover, DE 19901; telephone: (302) 526-5255.
The purpose of the SSC meeting is to address the Council's request that the SSC reconsider its acceptable biological catch (ABC) recommendations for black sea bass for 2013-14.
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 Fishery Conservation and Management Act, provided the public has been notified of the Council's intent to take final action to address the emergency.
The meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to M. Jan Saunders at the Mid-Atlantic Council Office, (302) 526-5251, at least 5 days prior to the meeting date.
Dated: December 26, 2012.
Tracey L. Thompson,
Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2012-31356 Filed 12-28-12; 8:45 am]
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